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War Memorial and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Pencoed, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.5239 / 51°31'26"N

Longitude: -3.5003 / 3°30'1"W

OS Eastings: 296008

OS Northings: 181620

OS Grid: SS960816

Mapcode National: GBR HH.HB7T

Mapcode Global: VH5HD.8YWN

Plus Code: 9C3RGFFX+HV

Entry Name: War Memorial and Railings

Listing Date: 4 March 1998

Last Amended: 4 March 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19479

Building Class: Commemorative

ID on this website: 300019479

Location: Located in the centre of Pencoed at the junction of Coychurch Road, Hendre Road and Penybont Road. The GWR and crossing are to the W.

County: Bridgend

Community: Pencoed (Pen-coed)

Community: Pencoed

Built-Up Area: Pencoed

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Early C20 memorial to those who died in the First World War (1914 - 18). An additional stone slab names those who died in the Second World War (1939 - 45).


Statue in the form of an angel supported on a triangular-plan base and plinth. Constructed of ashlar stone laid in large blocks. The angel is standing on a globe and holds a club and chain aloft. The base has chamfered angles with hollow mouldings, and a large moulded cornice. Each face has an inset red marble tablet with the names of those who died in 1914 - 1918. The plinth also has chamfered angles and a moulded cornice. It is stepped and has a moulded band. Attached to its E face is a stone block with an inset red marble tablet naming those who died from 1939 -1945. The memorial is set on a platform of octagonal paving surrounded by decorative railings. There is an entrance on the E side formed by a pair of double gates, with 6 stone steps leading up to the memorial.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine war memorial of unusual design, prominently sited in the centre of the village

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Salem Chapel
    Located on the E side of Coychurch Road, 0.4km S of the village centre. The chapel is fronted by low stone walls supporting decorative iron railings, and stone piers. The vestry is to the N and the g
  • II Church of St David
    Located on the W side of Penprysg Road to the N of Pencoed County Junior School. The church is situated in a large plot with car park to the S and graveyard to the rear.
  • II Bridge over Afon Ewenni
    Located off the S side of Penybont Road (B4280), W of a large roundabout at Tregroes, and 0.7km NE of Pencoed. The bridge carries a narrow track to the rear of dwellings along Penybont Road.
  • II Milestone, Coychurch Road
    Located on the W side of Coychurch Road (B4280), the main road through Pencoed. The milestone is at the rear of the pavement.
  • II Bridge at Tregroes
    Located on the driveway leading to Tregroes House, just before the drive forms a circle in front of the house. The bridge crosses a small pool or stream which is currently dry.
  • II Tregroes aka Pencoed College
    Located on the NE side of Pencoed village off the A473. Approached by a sweeping driveway which forms a circle in front (S) of the house. There is a stone wall to the E of the driveway with piers.
  • II Dyffryn Farmhouse
    Situated at the end of a lane off the S side of Hendre Road, approximately 1km W of the centre of Pencoed. Below the NE side of the M4. The rear (N) of the house faces a courtyard with a further ran
  • II Cowshed at Pantruthin-fach Farm
    Immediately north of the farmhouse across the yard.

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