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War Memorial at Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Prestatyn, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3337 / 53°20'1"N

Longitude: -3.4025 / 3°24'8"W

OS Eastings: 306702

OS Northings: 382787

OS Grid: SJ067827

Mapcode National: GBR 4YPW.5N

Mapcode Global: WH768.PGZM

Entry Name: War Memorial at Christ Church

Listing Date: 12 September 2001

Last Amended: 12 September 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25743

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Close to the west end of Christ Church, within the churchyard.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Prestatyn

Community: Prestatyn

Built-Up Area: Prestatyn

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Built in c1919-1923 to the design of L W Barnard, who was also architect for the completion of Christ Church in 1927.

Exterior

An octagonal monument in oolitic limestone and in late Gothic form, in three stages. The lowest has bronze plaques recording the fallen in the Great War and additional plaques for the names of the fallen in the Second World War. The second stage, slightly reduced, consists of blind tabernacles beneath crocketted ogee arches, with a band of two quatrefoils in each bay at foot. One tabernacle is trefoil-headed and contains a statue of a soldier of the Great War with arms reversed. The top stage, further reduced, is of eight openings with crocketted ogee headed arches and separating buttresses, the latter braced by little flying-buttresses to the finials of the lower buttresses. Gargoyles at the top and bottom of the top stage and further quatrefoil sinkings between. Top finials crocketted.

The base is four ashlar steps in local limestone, on a paved platform.

Reasons for Listing

A fine memorial of the Great War, in late Gothic form with carved stonework of superior craftsmanship, by the same architect as the completion of Christ Church.

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