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The War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Seven Sisters, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7676 / 51°46'3"N

Longitude: -3.7132 / 3°42'47"W

OS Eastings: 281878

OS Northings: 209046

OS Grid: SN818090

Mapcode National: GBR Y7.ZZK3

Mapcode Global: VH5G3.LTCT

Entry Name: The War Memorial

Listing Date: 6 November 2003

Last Amended: 6 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82050

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: In a prominent position on the N side of a bend in the A4109 near the centre of Seven Sisters.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Neath

Community: Seven Sisters (Blaendulais)

Community: Seven Sisters

Built-Up Area: Seven Sisters

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

War Memorial of 1921 of white marble soldier on granite plinth, said to have been designed by a local man and similar to examples by E. Jones of Llanybydder found across S and W Wales.

Exterior

War memorial, white marble soldier in uniform with cap and reversed rifle. Standing on tall pedestal of grey granite with moulded cornice, tapered shaft, moulded plinth and square base. Inscription on front of cornice '1914-18' with 'This memorial is erected in memory of the men of this place who died in their country's service during the Great War and whose names are inscribed hereon' on pedestal shaft and 34 names below. Also on front of plinth is 'Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends'.
On right side of cornice is inscribed 'Yn ang of ni chant fod' with a further 32 names on shaft below.
On left side of cornice is '1939-45' with 15 names on shaft below.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as a carved marble village war memorial in a prominent position.

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