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War Memorial in grounds of Church of Saint Catherine

A Grade II Listed Building in Gorseinon, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.6693 / 51°40'9"N

Longitude: -4.0452 / 4°2'42"W

OS Eastings: 258664

OS Northings: 198707

OS Grid: SS586987

Mapcode National: GBR GW.8WLK

Mapcode Global: VH4K1.T9VN

Entry Name: War Memorial in grounds of Church of Saint Catherine

Listing Date: 26 March 2002

Last Amended: 26 March 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26261

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated in the SE corner of the churchyard of the Church of Saint Catherine at the junction of Alexandra Road and Princess Street.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Gorseinon

Community: Gorseinon

Built-Up Area: Gorseinon

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Celtic cross war memorial of 1922 erected to the memory of the fallen of 1914-18, the gift of the Lewis family, owners of the tin works at Gorseinon. The cross was said to be the largest in Wales.


War memorial, tall granite monolith Celtic cross with Celtic interlace and ropemould decoration standing on tapered rock-faced granite plinth with inscription. Square granite base and two steps up.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a well-designed First World War memorial, a Celtic cross of unusual scale.

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