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Welch Regimental War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.604 / 51°36'14"N

Longitude: -3.3327 / 3°19'57"W

OS Eastings: 307796

OS Northings: 190301

OS Grid: ST077903

Mapcode National: GBR HQ.B4F0

Mapcode Global: VH6DK.5YZ8

Plus Code: 9C3RJM38+HW

Entry Name: Welch Regimental War Memorial

Listing Date: 26 February 2001

Last Amended: 26 February 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24858

Building Class: Commemorative

ID on this website: 300024858

Location: In a prominent position on the W edge of Coed-pen-maen Common overlooking the town to the W.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Pontypridd

Community: Pontypridd

Community: Pontypridd

Locality: Coed-pen-maen Common

Built-Up Area: Pontypridd

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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A regimental war memorial unveiled in 1923.


A tall obelisk of coursed rock-faced sandstone on a deep square base and stepped stone plinth, and with polished granite inscription panels. On the W side of the base, overlooking the town is a large inscription panel with Great War dedication, while on the remaining faces are small panels recording regimental campaigns (Palestine, Egypt, Gallipoli). Below the main panel is a smaller panel with a Second War dedication. The base has a moulded freestone cornice. On the W face of the obelisk is a large inscription panel with the regimental badge in relief.

The memorial stands within a square raised platform on a dwarf rock-faced retaining wall with cast iron railings and double gates with approach steps to the W side. An outer fence of galvanised metal has original cast iron double gates which bear the inscription 'The fifth battalion the Welch Regiment'.

Reasons for Listing

Listed primarily for socio-historical interest as an important regimental memorial in a commanding position overlooking the town and the A470.

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