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Ynysbwl War Memorial

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 07939m
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Ynysybwl and Coed-y-cwm
Unitary authority : Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
NGR : ST0601894205
Site Type (preferred type first) : Modern War memorial
Status :

Summary :
Cenotaph war memorial in Portland stone, with metal inscription plaques replacing the original carved inscriptions, standing in a small square enclosure. The memorial was damaged and repaired in mid C20. Source: Cadw list description 2003. Commemorating the dead of First World War 1914-18 and Second World War 1939-45, in the manner of the Lutyens cenotaph in Whitehall. Stands 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). The main shaft has a bronze plaque in shallow relief depicting soldiers standing by graves above the main inscription plaque, and a carved relief inscription over it commemorating the dead of ''The Great War''. On the narrower side panels are relief-carved wreathed swords in mourning position. Heavily moulded entablature above topped by a wreath.(Source; Cadw listing database)
S Fielding RCAHMW 26/09/2005

Description :
Cenotaph war memorial in Portland stone, with metal inscription plaques replacing the original carved inscriptions, standing in a small square enclosure. The memorial was damaged and repaired in mid C20. Source: Cadw list description 2003. Commemorating the dead of First World War 1914-18 and Second World War 1939-45, in the manner of the Lutyens cenotaph in Whitehall. Stands 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). The main shaft has a bronze plaque in shallow relief depicting soldiers standing by graves above the main inscription plaque, and a carved relief inscription over it commemorating the dead of ''The Great War''. On the narrower side panels are relief-carved wreathed swords in mourning position. Heavily moulded entablature above topped by a wreath.(Source; Cadw listing database)
S Fielding RCAHMW 26/09/2005

Sources :
Crawford, J. , 2014 , First World War Scoping Study Glamorgan and Gwent

Events :
E004823 : First World War Scoping Study Glamorgan and Gwent (year : 2014)

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