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Kenfig Hill War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Pyle, Bridgend

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5332 / 51°31'59"N

Longitude: -3.678 / 3°40'40"W

OS Eastings: 283707

OS Northings: 182927

OS Grid: SS837829

Mapcode National: GBR H8.GMKT

Mapcode Global: VH5H9.6QGH

Entry Name: Kenfig Hill War Memorial

Listing Date: 2 January 1998

Last Amended: 2 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19176

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: The memorial stands as a traffic island at the junction of Princes Road and Commercial Road, known as 'top cross', at the centre of Kenfig Hill.

County: Bridgend

Town: Cynffig

Community: Pyle (Y Pîl)

Community: Cynffig

Locality: Kenfig Hill

Built-Up Area: Pyle

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Erected in 1925 to commemorate the dead of two world wars.

Exterior

Constructed with pale grey fine-grained granite. A Tuscan column raised on a panelled die and base, carrying a stilted ball finial surmounted by a bronze figure of a winged victory, her hand upraised with a wreath, the other holding a baton. Bronze panels applied on each of the four sides of the die are inscribed with the names of the 36 dead of the community fallen in the Great War. A mottled granite monument in the form of an open book has been added on the W side of the base, displaying the names of a further 36 men lost in 1939-45.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a handsomely proportioned and finely executed monument.

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