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Rhosesmor war memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhosesmor, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.2097 / 53°12'34"N

Longitude: -3.1772 / 3°10'37"W

OS Eastings: 321476

OS Northings: 368717

OS Grid: SJ214687

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.1W58

Mapcode Global: WH76Z.5L97

Entry Name: Rhosesmor war memorial

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Last Amended: 31 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26207

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: On the E side of the church and on the E side of the B5123 on an island of its junction with a minor road to Caerfallwch Farm.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Halkyn (Helygain)

Community: Halkyn

Locality: Rhosesmor

Built-Up Area: Rhosesmor

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Probably erected in the 1920s to commemorate those fought in the 1914-18 war.


A freestone cross on a high base and stepped plinth, enclosed by iron railings with spear finials that stands on the bottom, rock-faced tier of the plinth. The square base has inset panels bearing memorial inscriptions below bands of stylised foliage in low relief. The octagonal tapering cross shaft has a thicker base with relief foliage to alternate faces. The stylised wheel-headed cross has blind relief moulding to the 'wheel', and foliage in relief to the outer ends of the cross.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for social-historical interest and as a well-detailed memorial on a prominent site close to the church.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Church of St Paul
    In a walled churchyard in the centre of the village.
  • II Plas-yn-rhos
    Approximately 300m N of Rhosesmor church, set back and reached by farm road on the E side of the B5123.
  • II Lime Kiln
    E of Foel Farm, approximately 300m NW of the parish church, set back on the N side of a minor road between Rhosesmor and Moel-y-crio.
  • II Caerfallwch
    Approximately 0.6km E of Rhosesmor church and reached by farm road S of a minor road between Rhosesmor and Northop.
  • II The Old Vicarage
    In its own grounds on the E side of the B5123 approximately 0.6km N of Rhosesmor church.
  • II Hawthorn Cottage
    Between Halkyn and Rhosesmor, reached via lane opposite Ysgol Rhos Helyg. Hawthorn Cottage is about 300m WSW of the school, S of a junction of lanes, and NW of Moel y Gaer.
  • II Ysgol Rhos Helyg
    Set back and in its own grounds on the E side of the B5123 approximately 1km NNW of Rhosesmor village.
  • II Bryn Glas Smithy
    Approximately 1km ENE of Rhosesmor church on the S side of a junction of minor roads between Rhosesmor and Northop.

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