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Latitude: 52.4767 / 52°28'36"N
Longitude: -4.0602 / 4°3'36"W
OS Eastings: 260171
OS Northings: 288524
OS Grid: SN601885
Mapcode National: GBR 8S.K4XX
Mapcode Global: VH4F5.K0WP
Entry Name: War Memorial
Listing Date: 8 December 1997
Last Amended: 8 December 1997
Source ID: 19155
Building Class: Commemorative
Location: Built in a prominent position overlooking Borth, above Craig yr Wylfa to W of Upper Borth.
Community: Borth (Y Borth)
Built-Up Area: Borth
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
C20 War Memorial originally built to commemorate 26 men from Borth killed during 1914-18 war. A plaque to 25 men killed 1939-45 added subsequently. Damaged by lightening 1983 and re-erected 1984.
Memorial some 6m high of rough-hewn grey stone blocks. Square base of three steps up to main central monument some 1.2m square in plan and some 2m high. This section has slightly projecting top stone course before massive blocks form dome to central pillar of two blocks surmounted by stone cross. This pillar is approximately 0.5m square and some 3m high including the cross.
Main monument has two plaques on NE side, the original slate plaque commemorating the dead of the First World War. Underneath a smaller plaque recording the damage to the memorial caused by a 'thunderbolt' on March 21st 1983 and its subsequent re-erection by public subscription in 1984. A third plaque commemorating the dead of the Second World War is set underneath these on the top two steps of the NE side.
Listed for historic interest and for its prominent position above the town.
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