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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.5829 / 51°34'58"N

Longitude: -3.4476 / 3°26'51"W

OS Eastings: 299797

OS Northings: 188105

OS Grid: SS997881

Mapcode National: GBR HK.CKHZ

Mapcode Global: VH6DP.6G8X

Plus Code: 9C3RHHM2+4X

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 19 October 2000

Last Amended: 19 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24278

Building Class: Commemorative

ID on this website: 300024278

Location: Located in Trane Cemetery directly in front of the entrance and on the central avenue.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Porth

Community: Tonyrefail

Community: Tonyrefail

Built-Up Area: Tonyrefail

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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The cemetery was opened in 1910. The war memorial is by an unknown artist and was erected after the First World War (1914-18), with additions after World War II (1939-45).


White marble statue of a winged Victory, supported on a tapering pier of polished dark grey granite. The pier is on a 3-tier base, each tier with a chamfered top edge. Stepped and moulded capstone. The names of those who died are listed on the 4 sides of the pier in gold lettering. At the top of the S (front) side, is an inscription 1914 - 1918, and on the top tier of the base 'To the everlasting memory of those who fell in the Great War'. A small bronze wreath is attached to the bottom tier of the base. The pier is set within a small square enclosure formed by polished granite kerb stones on edge. Upright granite slabs to the cut-away angles, and a later slab to the N side. The S kerb of the enclosure reads '1939 - 1945' and 'To the memory of those who fell in the Second World War'. The names of those who died are listed on the 4 slabs at the angles. The N slab is to those who died in action in conflicts after the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine commemorative monument and for its historic interest.

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