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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhosneigr, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.2285 / 53°13'42"N

Longitude: -4.5201 / 4°31'12"W

OS Eastings: 231878

OS Northings: 373130

OS Grid: SH318731

Mapcode National: GBR 56.0LGD

Mapcode Global: WH42X.J3SR

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 7 September 1998

Last Amended: 7 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20421

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Prominently sited in the centre of Rhosneigr; located at the junction of the A4080, Ffordd Maelog and Station Road, where the roads form a crossroads with Beach Road and the High Street.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Llanfaelog

Community: Llanfaelog

Locality: Rhosneigr

Built-Up Area: Rhosneigr

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Built in the 1920's to commemorate the men of Rhosneigr who lost their lives in the First World War (similar in style to one in Gwalchmai, which was built in 1926, by John Griffiths, Monumental Works, Llangefni); another commemorative plaque was added to the SW face following the Second World War.


Memorial clock tower. Three stages; the lowest faced with rock-faced limestone masonry, base with plinth and top with raking ashlar course to second stage. The front face (NW) has a segmental-headed arched recess, the arch with floriate stops; the recess containing a commemorative plaque to the men of Rhosneigr who fell in the First World War. The rear (SE) face has a similarly detailed recess which contains a segmental-headed doorway. The SW face has a smaller segmental-headed commemorative plaque, added following the Second World War. The second stage of the tower is faced with snecked granite masonry; the angles have limestone quoins and the interior is lit by narrow lights (one in the lower SE face, one in the upper NW face) with limestone surrounds. The upper, clock, stage is of ashlar limestone masonry, set in over a stepped raking course. Each face contains a clock face with advanced label over; the domed roof is surmounted by a plain cross.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an ambitiously designed and detailed memorial clock tower which is a prominent feature at the centre of the town.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Surf Point
    Located at the coast, overlooking Traeth Crigyll. Surfpoint is reached by a single track lane off the W side of the A4080, Station Road, in N Rhosneigr.
  • II Sea Wall, Surf Point
    Located to the seaward side of Surf Point, at the SE side of Traeth Crigyll, NW of Rhosneigr. A stretch of sea wall running from 23174/37337 to 23180/37344.

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