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Senghenydd War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Abertridwr, Caerphilly

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Latitude: 51.6083 / 51°36'30"N

Longitude: -3.277 / 3°16'37"W

OS Eastings: 311665

OS Northings: 190717

OS Grid: ST116907

Mapcode National: GBR HT.9SJ4

Mapcode Global: VH6DL.4TYX

Entry Name: Senghenydd War Memorial

Listing Date: 28 June 1999

Last Amended: 28 June 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21959

Location: Prominently sited at the junction of Commercial Street and High Street.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Aber Valley (Cwm Aber)

Community: Aber Valley

Locality: Senghenydd

Built-Up Area: Abertridwr

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Erected by the Senghenydd War Memorial Committee in 1921.


Clock tower of pink granite, on a square plinth and enclosed within late C20 brick kerb and railings. A moulded base has polished granite panels on 3 sides recording the dead of 1914-18 in gold-painted, engraved letters. The tall pedestal has a tablet inset on W side facing the main street recording erection of the monument. On the N and S sides are English and Welsh inscriptions, with an added plaque commemorating 1939-45 war dead on the S side. Below the clock the pedestal has stylised leaf capitals in low relief. The round clock faces project out above a moulded cornice and are set in panels with low-relief interlace at the corners. A cast iron finial consists of scrolled arches in the cardinal directions, from which lamps are hung (originally for gas).

Reasons for Listing

Included as a prominent structure in the centre of Senghenydd and for its social-historical interest.

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