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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Norton, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2988 / 52°17'55"N

Longitude: -3.0219 / 3°1'18"W

OS Eastings: 330410

OS Northings: 267234

OS Grid: SO304672

Mapcode National: GBR B5.X8PF

Mapcode Global: VH76W.KHT2

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 17 August 2000

Last Amended: 17 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23934

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Almost opposite lych gate of St Andrew's Church.

County: Powys

Community: Presteigne (Llanandras)

Community: Presteigne

Locality: Norton

Built-Up Area: Norton

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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History

Built c1920 as memorial to fallen of Great War; later 1939-1945 inscription.

Exterior

War memorial in form of horse trough and drinking fountain. The memorial is mainly of concrete. A rectangular cistern with heavy lid, on which there is a metal sword, is supported over trough. To L (away from church) bowl of drinking fountain is built in to ogee support. Inscription in capitals (facing road), "The Great War 1914-1918, 1939-1945, This memorial is erected by the grateful Village of Norton, to commemorate the names of its faithful sons, who fought and died for England and Liberty".

Reasons for Listing

An unusual war memorial design, providing practical benefit, rather than pure symbolic memorial. Group value with church and lychgate opposite, and with listed building to N.

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