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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Old St. Mellons (Hen Laneirwg), Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.524 / 51°31'26"N

Longitude: -3.1133 / 3°6'47"W

OS Eastings: 322860

OS Northings: 181147

OS Grid: ST228811

Mapcode National: GBR KZ3.VN

Mapcode Global: VH6F1.ZYHM

Plus Code: 9C3RGVFP+HM

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 31 August 2000

Last Amended: 31 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23959

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: On a corner site between the main thoroughfare and the old village street within a railed enclosure.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Old St. Mellons (Hen Laneirwg)

Community: Old St. Mellons

Locality: St Mellons

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Built to commemorate those from St Mellons who died in the First World War and a plaque added to commemorate those who died in the Second.


War memorial of pale ashlar. A tall slender tapering monument on a base of 4 steps. The main panel on each of the 4 sides breaks forward thus creating a 12-sided plan at base; on the panel facing the road junction is a bronze plaque within a pedimented stone surround listing the dead of the First World War 1914-18; on the side facing the main Newport Road is a similar panel listing the dead of the 2nd World War. At the top, above a bracketed cornice/plinth, each side has pilasters rising to an open pediement incorporating inscriptions on 3 of the faces - FRANCE ITALY/GALLIPOLI SALONIKA/ MESOPOTAMIA PALESTINE- topped by a wreath; above is a small octagonal cupola with blind panels, dome and tiered urn finial.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an important local monument; group value with the Kingdom Hall, the White Hart PH and Bluebell Inn.

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