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War memorial in front of the Shire Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangefni, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2542 / 53°15'15"N

Longitude: -4.3115 / 4°18'41"W

OS Eastings: 245894

OS Northings: 375519

OS Grid: SH458755

Mapcode National: GBR HNQ3.3V4

Mapcode Global: WH42T.RG3L

Entry Name: War memorial in front of the Shire Hall

Listing Date: 16 October 1998

Last Amended: 16 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20551

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Set back from the E side of Glanhwfa Road, within a semi-circular enclosure to the R side of the entrance gates directly in front of the Shire Hall.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Llangefni

Community: Llangefni

Community: Llangefni

Built-Up Area: Llangefni

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Cenotaph war memorial built in the 1920's to commemorate the men of the parish who fell in the 1914-18 war. Plaques inscribed with the names of those who fell in the Second World War added to the front of the stepped plinth.

Exterior

Cenotaph type First World War memorial. 3 stages, set on a square, bevelled-stepped plinth. The top stage is a square column with tapering sides terminating in a shallow advanced cap on arched brackets. The shaft is on a bevelled step, and each face bears a moulded wreath. The middle stage has short square columns at each angle; inscribed polished stone tablets set in the recesses between. The lower stage is a wide square block with moulded cornice and base; each face bearing a polished stone tablet inscribed with the names of the men of the parish who fell in the First World War. The Second World War memorial tablets were added to the front face of the lower step of the bevelled plinth which was cut back to accommodate them.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a Cenotaph-type war memorial which forms a group with the Shire Hall.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Shire Hall
    Set back, behind a railed forecourt encompassing the war memorial, from the E side of the A5114 Glanhwfa Road; c.450m SSE of the church of St. Cyngar.
  • II County Court
    Set back slightly from the W side of Glanhwfa Road, directly opposite the War Memorial to the front of the Shire Hall.
  • II Smyrna Congregational Chapel and Hall
    Set back slightly from the W side of Glanhwfa Road, opposite the Shire Hall.
  • II* Moriah Calvinistic Methodist Chapel including forecourt wall and gates
    Set back, behind a railed forecourt, from the E side of the A5114 Glanhwfa Road. The chapel is located directly N of the Shire Hall and is c.400m SSE of the church of St. Cyngar.
  • II Doldir
    About half way down the road, to N (L) of Capel Moriah.
  • II Town Hall
    Located at the S side of Bulkeley Square, and set back from the main street in the centre of Llangefni; c.400m SSE of the church of St. Cyngar.
  • II The Bull Hotel, including stable courtyard to rear.
    Located at the SW corner of Bulkeley Square with side elevation to Glanhwfa Road.
  • II Town Clock
    Set directly in front of the Town Hall, at the S side of Bulkeley Square in the centre of Llangefni.

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