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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Dinas Powis, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4343 / 51°26'3"N

Longitude: -3.2196 / 3°13'10"W

OS Eastings: 315318

OS Northings: 171293

OS Grid: ST153712

Mapcode National: GBR HW.NWBX

Mapcode Global: VH6FL.46ST

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 3 May 2002

Last Amended: 3 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26506

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: In the middle of the triangular green at the centre of the village on paving enclosed by chain fencing hung from stone piers.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Cardiff

Community: Dinas Powys

Community: Dinas Powys

Built-Up Area: Dinas Powis

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Commemorating the dead of the First and (later) Second World Wars. First dedicated in 1935 following controversy over the form the memorial should take, in particular whether a hospital should be built. Original design was for a cross. Earlier photograph confirms the 'crazy paving' surface to the plinth to be a later insertion; the original design provided the traditional step/ledge for wreaths. Other nearby features on the Green are a stone trough incorporating a stone engraved with a lion's head and a fountain erected to commemorate reign of Edward VII.

Exterior

War Memorial. Plain tapered pier of coursed rock-faced stone on a wide plinth with an upper surface of random-set stone. Cast metal plaques record the names of the dead, surmounted by a metal wreath on the main S elevation.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a village war memorial in prominent village centre position. Group value with the Old Court.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Old Court
    Fronting the W side of the triangular green in the village centre, and at the end of the row attached to The Star Inn.
  • II Dinas Powys Parish Hall
    Just to W and on rising ground above the village centre, on a railed and walled terrace of random stone reached by steps.
  • II Church of St Peter
    On low-lying ground by the Cadoxton River a short distance N of the village centre.
  • II The Mount
    Facing the Common on ground rising from and SW of the village centre. Set back from the road in a walled garden with entrance comprising tall rendered piers and tall decorative wrought iron gates.
  • II Remains of Dinas Powis Castle
    On a wooded spur in Castle Wood, immediately above the C20 development of Lettons Way and reached by footpath from there.
  • II Lon Twyn
    On rising ground NW of the village centre, set within terraced gardens with views S over the Bristol Channel.
  • II ,1-6,Little Orchard,,,,
    Little Orchard is a small cul-de-sac opening off the original line of Murch Road on the east side of Dinas Powys. The 6 houses are sited above the access road on its east and south sides.
  • II Garn-hill and attached garden terrace
    On a south facing slope NE of the hamlet of St Andrews Major, reached by a long drive from the hamlet and set in terraced gardens.

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