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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Caerwent, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.6114 / 51°36'40"N

Longitude: -2.7686 / 2°46'6"W

OS Eastings: 346874

OS Northings: 190563

OS Grid: ST468905

Mapcode National: GBR JH.9N9F

Mapcode Global: VH7B9.YRQL

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 29 March 2000

Last Amended: 23 May 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23037

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: In the centre of Caerwent village immediately north of the Church of St Stephen and St Tathan.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Newport

Community: Caerwent (Caer-went)

Community: Caerwent

Built-Up Area: Caerwent

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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This memorial was dedicated by the Archdeacon of Monmouth at a service to the fallen of WWII on 25 January 1948. It was soon after adapted to include the names of those who fell in WWI. The contractor was Mr Grassby, the Chepstow monumental mason, and the railings were fixed by Mr Hicks, the village stonemason. Renovated 1997.


The memorial is in the form of a Portland stone obelisk which stands on a square block. This block supports three low diminishing steps and then the obelisk. The top of the obelisk is also stepped and carries a circular iron lantern with a domed top. Three faces are inscribed with the names of the fallen of the Caerwent area in the two World Wars and above these is a relief block with carved wreath. The whole stands on large stone blocks, formerly part of the village Cross, and is enclosed by plain wrought iron railings.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a well designed memorial to the fallen of the two World Wars.

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