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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Ynysybwl, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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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

Plus Code: 9C3RJJQR+G6

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 8 April 2003

Last Amended: 8 April 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80873

ID on this website: 300080873

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

Locality: Ynysybwl

Built-Up Area: Ynysybwl

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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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.

Reasons for Listing

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.

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