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The War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9685 / 51°58'6"N

Longitude: -3.8743 / 3°52'27"W

OS Eastings: 271334

OS Northings: 231663

OS Grid: SN713316

Mapcode National: GBR Y1.L1MH

Mapcode Global: VH4HL.SSN9

Entry Name: The War Memorial

Listing Date: 20 July 1999

Last Amended: 20 July 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22019

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated on E side of A 482 just N of village crossroads and opposite entry to Brodulais estate.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Llanwrda

Community: Llanwrda

Community: Llanwrda

Built-Up Area: Llanwrda

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

War Memorial of 1923, white marble soldier on pedestal of Aberdeen granite. One of a group of similar white marble statues including those at Llangeitho, Llanddewi Brefi, Drefach and Aberbanc in Ceredigion and Dale in Pembrokeshire.

Exterior

War memorial, white marble soldier with reversed rifle. Pedestal is red granite on two steps, one cement, one stone. Stone step marked W Thomas, Llandovery. Pedestal has moulded plinth, battered main shaft with inscribed names from 1914-19 on W face, from 1939-45 on S face and `Adeiladwyd gan y plwyfoloion' on N face. Moulded cornice.

Reasons for Listing

Included for historical interest and as a good example of commemorative sculpture.

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