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Blackwood War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackwood, Caerphilly

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6712 / 51°40'16"N

Longitude: -3.1974 / 3°11'50"W

OS Eastings: 317291

OS Northings: 197618

OS Grid: ST172976

Mapcode National: GBR HX.5VVM

Mapcode Global: VH6DF.J8J5

Entry Name: Blackwood War Memorial

Listing Date: 31 May 2002

Last Amended: 31 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26700

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: At the junction of Lewis Lewis Avenue and Pentwyn Avenue.

County: Caerphilly

Town: Blackwood

Community: Blackwood (Coed Duon)

Community: Blackwood

Built-Up Area: Blackwood

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Unveiled in 1926.

Exterior

A cenotaph-type war memorial influenced by Lutyens' Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. Of limestone ashlar on a polished granite square base and stepped plinth. The pylon has inscriptions with black letters to the front and sides, while the L side also has a metal plaque with a roll call of the 1914-18 and 1939-45 wars. The stepped cap incorporates polished granite bands and pilasters, and 2 wreaths in relief to each face.

The approach is formed of 2 square piers between convex concrete steps. On the L side facing Lewis Avenue is a dwarf wall and ashlar piers framing 3 bays of iron railings incorporating X-shaped panels.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its social-historical interest and a fine public memorial.

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