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Brynamman War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.808 / 51°48'28"N

Longitude: -3.8685 / 3°52'6"W

OS Eastings: 271273

OS Northings: 213801

OS Grid: SN712138

Mapcode National: GBR Y1.X92Q

Mapcode Global: VH4JC.WTQC

Entry Name: Brynamman War Memorial

Listing Date: 2 August 2002

Last Amended: 2 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26819

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated in Lower Brynamman on the SE side of Amman Road just S of the road bridge over the Afon Aman.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Ammanford

Community: Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen (Gwauncaegurwen)

Community: Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen

Locality: Lower Brynamman

Built-Up Area: Brynamman

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

War memorial, c1922 to the men of Brynamman and Lower Brynamman killed in the Great War. The memorial stands on a raised platform reached by flight of broad steps, and is enclosed by whitewashed rendered walls and railings with tall whitewashed piers.

Exterior

War Memorial, polished pale grey granite cenotaph with darker grey granite plaques. Two steps, two-step plinth with ogee top moulding, tall pedestal with inset large front plaque and moulded cornice with frieze above. Top sarcophagus with plinth, raised plaque to front, cornice and pyramid capstone. Sarcophagus has '1914-1918 Rhag anghofio o honon' inscribed. Main plaque has 'Cofeb serch ardalwyr Brynamman iw bechgyn a gollod eu bywyd yn y Rhyfel Mawr' above two columns of names.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-designed First World War memorial in a prominent location.

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