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Porthmadog war memorial, including steps, trilithon and monoliths forming its approach

A Grade II Listed Building in Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9316 / 52°55'53"N

Longitude: -4.134 / 4°8'2"W

OS Eastings: 256662

OS Northings: 339263

OS Grid: SH566392

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.MB8K

Mapcode Global: WH55L.GKNY

Plus Code: 9C4QWVJ8+JC

Entry Name: Porthmadog war memorial, including steps, trilithon and monoliths forming its approach

Listing Date: 26 September 2005

Last Amended: 26 September 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 85397

Also known as: Porthmadog war memorial, including steps, trilithon and monoliths forming its approach

ID on this website: 300085397

Location: Prominently sited on a natural eminence to the N of the town centre and to the N of the railway station.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Porthmadog

Community: Porthmadog

Community: Porthmadog

Locality: Ynys Galch

Built-Up Area: Porthmadog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

Tagged with: Celtic cross War memorial

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A 1914-18 and 1939-45 war memorial designed by Griff Morris, architect of Porthmadog.


The main memorial is a cross surmounting a small eminence, but its approach was also designed to achieve a sense of procession from street level. The Celtic style cross stands on a stepped plinth. Its square base has inset bronze inscription panels with roll call of the 1914-18 war dead in raised letters. The wheel-headed cross is on a tapering shaft. The memorial is within a square enclosure defined by dwarf walls of coursed stone, with piers set across the angles bearing bronze plaques commemorating the 1939-45 war dead.

The memorial is reached by a winding path from street level. An arc of stone steps, with stepped parapet, leads up from the street to a rock-faced trilithon engraved 'Bryn Coffa'. Beyond is a path lined on each side by monoliths, each bearing the inscription of the years of the 1914-18 and 1939-45 wars.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an unusual composite memorial designed as a processional sequence culminating in the hill-top cross.

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