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BEDWELLTY PARK WAR MEMORIAL

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 08876g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Tredegar
Unitary authority : Blaenau Gwent
NGR : SO1440208540
Site Type (preferred type first) : Modern War memorial
Status : listed building II

Summary :
Bedwellty Park is located on the S side of Tredegar town centre. The War Memorial stands near the eastern boundary of the park, facing The Promenade.

Description :
Bedwellty Park is located on the S side of Tredegar town centre. The War Memorial stands near the eastern boundary of the park, facing The Promenade.
History: Erected c. 1920 as a First World War Memorial. The bronze figure was sculpted by N.A. Trent of the Morris Art Foundry, London. Bedwellty House was presented, along with its grounds, to the people of Tredegar by the Morgan family of Tredegar House in 1901, for recreational purposes.
Reason: Listed as an impressively designed war memorial in attractive parkland setting.
Exterior: The memorial stands on a small raised square enclosure with ashlar kerb. The structure faces E towards the road, fronted by a flight of ashlar steps. Tall tapering ashlar pedestal, the centre broken forward for bronze figure of a fully kitted soldier, standing against a tall plain Celtic Cross with wheel-head. Soldier depicted presenting arms; signed `N.A. Trent, London. Cast by the Morris Art Foundry, London. Inscription on plinth below reads: `To the Glory of God and the immortal memory of the men of Tredegar who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. They died that we might live' Later inscription below `Also World War 1939-1945'. (01)

Sources :
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council , 2003 , Blaenau Gwent Heritage Audit Interim Report 2002-2003
01. Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council (2003), Blaenau Gwent Heritage Audit: Interim Report 2002-2003, Heritage section

Events :
E004918 : Blaenau Gwent Heritage Audit (year : 2003)

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Compiled date : 22-11-2004


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