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Aberfan War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Merthyr Vale, Merthyr Tydfil

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Latitude: 51.6885 / 51°41'18"N

Longitude: -3.3427 / 3°20'33"W

OS Eastings: 307282

OS Northings: 199715

OS Grid: ST072997

Mapcode National: GBR HQ.4V6R

Mapcode Global: VH6D5.0TQG

Plus Code: 9C3RMMQ4+CW

Entry Name: Aberfan War Memorial

Listing Date: 17 February 2003

Last Amended: 17 February 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80874

Location: On rising ground just W of Ynysowen Nursey School.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Town: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Merthyr Vale (Ynys-wen)

Community: Merthyr Vale

Locality: Aberfan

Built-Up Area: Aberfan

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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War memorial to Aberfan dead of 1914-18 war with added plaques for 1939-45 and 1999. Bronze statue of soldier by Havard Thomas 1921.


War memorial of bronze soldier on Portland stone pedestal. Soldier has helmet upraised in one hand, rifle loosely held in other. Pedestal has plinth, tapered shaft with incised inscription and bronze wreath to front, affixed bronze plaque with names to rear. Added plaque to right side with names from 1939-45, added plaque to left with 1999 name from Bosnia.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a distinctive war memorial with statue by a leading Welsh sculptor.

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