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Abercarn War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Abercarn, Caerphilly

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Latitude: 51.6479 / 51°38'52"N

Longitude: -3.1344 / 3°8'3"W

OS Eastings: 321607

OS Northings: 194950

OS Grid: ST216949

Mapcode National: GBR J0.7D8T

Mapcode Global: VH6DG.MVB3

Entry Name: Abercarn War Memorial

Listing Date: 17 December 1998

Last Amended: 17 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20996

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In the centre of Abercarn Village, just E of the main thoroughfare, within a rectangular enclosed, part paved, public garden.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Abercarn

Community: Abercarn

Built-Up Area: Abercarn

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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A cenotaph to the dead of Abercarn of the First World War 1914-18 with a plaque added to commemorate those fallen in the Second World War 1939-45. The site is the former Market Square, the historic centre of the village.


Cenotaph of white stone stands on a base of 3 granite steps. Two-tier plinth and base with bronze plaque in a decorative frame. Above is the tapering pier with bronze wreath and Welsh inscription terminating in a cornice moulding. On top stands a bronze female figure in flowing drapery carrying a wreath and blowing a trumpet. At base to rear the added plaque.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a prominent war memorial of historic interest.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of St Luke
    Set into the wooded hillside above the Ebbw Vale just above the centre of Abercarn, reached up a side road and approached through a shallow stone tiled gateway and up a steep terraced double flight of
  • II Welsh Presbyterian Church
    On a steeply wooded slope, close to the Church of St Luke, reached by a steep flight of steps from Gwyddon Road to S and by a drive from Twyn Road just off High Street.
  • II Terraced steps at The Gables
    Set in the sloping garden below the garden frontage of the house.
  • II The Gables
    Near the centre of Abercarn, set on a wooded terrace high above Commercial Road and reached by a drive off Rhyswg Road.
  • II English Baptist Church and walled forecourt
    Just S of Abercarn village on the main thoroughfare between Abercarn and Cwmcarn.
  • II English Baptist Church Sunday School
    At right angles to the English Baptist Church, side-on to the main thoroughfare.
  • II Rhyswg Fawr Farmhouse and walled forecourt
    High on the mountain reached by a long lane and track rising from the SE end of Abercarn village, on the S side of the Gwyddon valley.
  • II Barn at Rhyswg Fawr
    Close to and on the same axis as the farmhouse but separated from it by a deep well; set into the slope a little downhill.

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