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Abercynon War Memorial clock

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 07940m
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Abercynon
Unitary authority : Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
NGR : ST08189498
Site Type (preferred type first) : Modern War memorial
Status :

Summary :
Erected 1922 to commemorate the dead of the First World War 1914-1918. Plaques listing names from the Second World War added 1946. Town clock and war memorial. Built of cream limestone with metal fittings. A tower with a domed roof, detached fluted corner columns beside the panels, a clock in each face, standing on a rusticated plinth, on two steps. The column capitals have small paterae and the entablature above has a pierced motif to the frieze and billet moulding to the cornice. Each clock face has Roman numerals, is surrounded by a wreath and set at the top of a panel with raised moulded borders. The main incised inscription faces the town with added metal plates recording the dead of the Second World War. On top is a weathervane and at corners metal torches, two of which retain their flame-shaped glass shades. At rear is a doorway giving access to the clock.

Source: Cadw Listed Buildings. ALH 20/10/2011

Description :
Erected 1922 to commemorate the dead of the First World War 1914-1918. Plaques listing names from the Second World War added 1946. Town clock and war memorial. Built of cream limestone with metal fittings. A tower with a domed roof, detached fluted corner columns beside the panels, a clock in each face, standing on a rusticated plinth, on two steps. The column capitals have small paterae and the entablature above has a pierced motif to the frieze and billet moulding to the cornice. Each clock face has Roman numerals, is surrounded by a wreath and set at the top of a panel with raised moulded borders. The main incised inscription faces the town with added metal plates recording the dead of the Second World War. On top is a weathervane and at corners metal torches, two of which retain their flame-shaped glass shades. At rear is a doorway giving access to the clock.

Source: Cadw Listed Buildings. ALH 20/10/2011

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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