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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Margam, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5627 / 51°33'45"N

Longitude: -3.7311 / 3°43'51"W

OS Eastings: 280102

OS Northings: 186291

OS Grid: SS801862

Mapcode National: GBR H6.DL7N

Mapcode Global: VH5H2.8ZWD

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 25 April 2000

Last Amended: 25 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23270

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Located immediately outside and to the R of the entrance gates to St Mary's Abbey Church and churchyard.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Port Talbot

Community: Margam

Community: Margam

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

War memorial post-dating the 1st World War (1914-18).

Exterior

Narrow tapering polygonal shaft of limestone bearing a Celtic cross. Moulded shaft ring near top. On a square base with chamfered angles and top edges. The base rests on a 3-tier platform; the lower 2 tiers are of rubble stone capped with slabs. Within a small square enclosure. Low walls to N and W, churchyard wall to E and park boundary wall to S.

An inscription on the N (front) face of the base is dedicated to those who died in the 1st World War (1914-18). Their names are listed below. A further inscription on the W face begins 'They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old ...'. The upper tier of the platform is dedicated to the memory of Z. Paynter Williamson 1848-1921, Vicar of Margam for 41 years and chaplain to the territorial force. A stone attached to the face of the central tier of the platform commemorates 3 men who died in World War II (1939-45).

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its historic interest as a C20 war memorial. Group value with St Mary's Abbey Church, the churchyard walls and gates.

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