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Whitchurch War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.516 / 51°30'57"N

Longitude: -3.2251 / 3°13'30"W

OS Eastings: 315085

OS Northings: 180388

OS Grid: ST150803

Mapcode National: GBR K56.TH

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.15V5

Entry Name: Whitchurch War Memorial

Listing Date: 31 May 2002

Last Amended: 31 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26714

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: In the garden outside Whitchurch Library.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Whitchurch (Yr Eglwys Newydd)

Community: Whitchurch

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Erection date uncertain, but probably early 1920s.


Granite obelisk on a plinth and standing on five square diminishing granite steps. The obelisk carries on the front an inscription 'IN PROUD & HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF WHITCHURCH WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 SEMPER FIDELIS 1030-1945', and on the sides and rear the names of the fallen. The obelisk is surmounted by the bronze figure of an infantryman standing with reversed arms.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good memorial from WWI having group value with the adjacent Whitchurch Library.

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