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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Waunfawr, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.111 / 53°6'39"N

Longitude: -4.2057 / 4°12'20"W

OS Eastings: 252457

OS Northings: 359368

OS Grid: SH524593

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.84TB

Mapcode Global: WH54S.C2JB

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 21 July 1999

Last Amended: 21 July 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22034

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated on the north-east side of the main road (A 4085) running through Waunfawr a little to the south-east of the T-junction with the road leading to the village school.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Waunfawr

Community: Waunfawr

Built-Up Area: Waunfawr

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built in the 1920s to commemorate the men of Waunfawr who fought and died in the First World War.


Ashlar obelisk standing on square stone plinth with flight of 7 steps to front, the whole on a paved base with a low wall and iron gates and railings to front. The obelisk itself is of rectangular section with moulded plinth and shallow pyramidal top surmounted by a cross and flanking mortar shells. Immediately below the cross are the usual metal poppy wreath surmounted by 2 demi-figures of service men and below again the inscription "EV/ HABERTH/ UCHAF/ YN Y/ RHYFEL/ MAWR/ MCMXIV". The names of the fallen are commemorated on a rectangular brass plate set in a pedimented panel to the obelisk's plinth, with below a smaller plate to those who died in the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-designed First World War Memorial occupying a prominent position in the village street scene.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cae Glas
    Former farmhouse and farm buildings occupying a prominent roadside position in a roughly rectangular rubble-walled field enclosure (partly replaced by a fence to south-west boundary) on south-west sid
  • II Ty-Hen
    Situated on the north-east side of the main road (A 4085) running through Waunfawr; attached to back wall of later house, which comprises the main part of the property known as Ty-Hen.
  • II Pont Cyrnant (partly in Betws Garmon community)
    Located on the A 4085 at the southern end of Waenfawr where it crosses the Afon Gwyrfai, which here forms the community boundary between Waunfawr and Betws Garmon.
  • II Pont Cyrnant (partly in Waunfawr Community)
    Located on the A 4085 at the southern end of Waunfawr where it crosses the Afon Gwyrfai, which here forms the Community boundary between Betws Garmon and Waunfawr.
  • II Llys Awel
    Situated just below the road with a rubble-walled footpath running in front of the building.
  • II Tegannedd, Ty Capel and Sunday School/Vestry
    Situated adjacent to Capel Croesywaun on the main road running through the settlement; fleur-de-lys iron railings on stone plinth to front gardens and in front of Sunday School; decorated iron gates a
  • II Capel Croesywaun
    Located on the main road running through Croesywaun with the Sunday School/Vestry adjacent; narrow forecourt has low rubble wall with slate coping, fleur-de-lys iron railings and decorated double gate
  • II Milestone
    Located on the east side of the A 4085 approximately 300m south of Pont Cyrnant; set within a low rubblestone field boundary wall.

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