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Latitude: 51.6388 / 51°38'19"N
Longitude: -3.3595 / 3°21'34"W
OS Eastings: 306018
OS Northings: 194206
OS Grid: ST060942
Mapcode National: GBR HP.7XB4
Mapcode Global: VH6DJ.Q2BJ
Entry Name: War Memorial
Listing Date: 8 April 2003
Last Amended: 8 April 2003
Source ID: 80873
Location: In the centre of the later C19 part of Ynysybwl, at a Y-junction.
County: Rhondda Cynon Taff
Community: Ynysybwl and Coed-y-cwm (Ynys-y-bŵl a Choed-y-cwm)
Community: Ynysybwl and Coed-y-Cwm
Built-Up Area: Ynysybwl
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Commemorating the dead of First World War 1914-18 and Second World War 1939-45, in the manner of the Lutyens cenotaph in Whitehall. The present inscription plaques are replacements in steel of the original carved inscriptions. The memorial was damaged by a colliding vehicle in mid C20 and repaired.
Cenotaph War Memorial in Portland stone with metal inscription plaques, standing in a small square enclosure created by chains linking low stone obelisks on a stone footing. A tiered base with plaque and carved relief inscription commemorating the dead of ''The World War'' (second). Main shaft has a bronze plaque in shallow relief depicting soldiers standing by graves above the main inscription plaque and carved relief inscription over commemorating the dead of ''The Great War''. On narrower side panels are relief-carved wreathed swords in mourning position. Heavily moulded entablature above topped by a wreath.
Included as a war memorial in the manner of the Lutyens Whitehall cenotaph, a public monument to local people who gave their lives in the World Wars of the Twentieth Century.