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ABERCYNON WAR MEMORIAL CLOCK

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NPRN 302070

Map Reference ST09SE

Grid Reference ST08189498

Unitary (Local) Authority Rhondda, Cynon, Taff

Old County Glamorgan

Community Abercynon

Type of Site WAR MEMORIAL

Broad Class COMMEMORATIVE

Period 20th Century, Post Medieval

Site 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

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