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Latitude: 52.7639 / 52°45'50"N
Longitude: -3.4525 / 3°27'8"W
OS Eastings: 302089
OS Northings: 319466
OS Grid: SJ020194
Mapcode National: GBR 6L.YV4T
Mapcode Global: WH67T.YS4H
Entry Name: Memorial Obelisk to Lake Vyrnwy Workers
Listing Date: 26 February 2003
Last Amended: 26 February 2003
Source ID: 80919
Location: At the high point of wooded ground to the south of the Vyrnwy Hotel, and about 200 m north-east of the Vyrnwy Dam.
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
A memorial to 44 workers who died during the construction of Lake Vyrnwy dam and the associated reservoir works, erected by their fellow workmen. Ten were killed in site accidents and 34 died of other causes.
A stone obelisk memorial about eight metres tall, and about 2 metres square at the base. The obelisk is of six courses of slate in rough pecked finish. The die carries an inscription carved in fossiliferous marble on each of the four faces with the names of the deceased, each inscription surrounded by a frame of rough slate. The letters are leaded. The monument stands on a double plinth with a splay and rough base.
A monument of importance to the history of the Vyrnwy Reservoir works; a fine obelisk in the Classical tradition.
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