Heroic Sons Of Gwynedd And Powys Memorial Gateway

WM reference
17390
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Opened : 1st November 1923
  • Dedicated : 1st November 1923
Current location

Bangor University
Deiniol Road
Bangor
Arfon
Gwynedd
LL57 1AA
Wales
OS Grid Ref.: SH 57915 72119
Denomination: Undefined

Description

A tudor-style two storey gateway consists of a rectangular upper room reached by stone staircase which has round wooden carved panels listing names of fallen by parish. A pair of double bronze doors with coats of arms and panelled ceiling.

Inscription

Above Door Arch: 1914/ IN MEMORY OF THE HEROIC/ SONS OF GWYNEDD & POWYS/ 1918/ On Foundation Stone: (Architect's Name) IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF NORTH WALES WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 (exact wording unknown) Inside Arch, Upper Plaque: NORTH WALES HEROES MEMORIAL/ THIS BUILDING TOGETHER WITH THE ADJACENT SCIENCE/ LABORATORIES WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF NORTH WALES WHO/ FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 Inside Arch, Lower Plaque : AGORWYD/ YR ADEILAD HON/ GAN/ EDWARD/ TYWYSOG CYMRU/ I TACHWEDD 1923

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 8500
Served and returned: 0
Died: 8500
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Memorial
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Undefined
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Opened
Date: 1st November 1923
Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 1st November 1923
Attended by: Bishop of Bangor

History

Grade II listed. late 2009: Restoration work completed. Plans for re-dedication ceremony in Summer 2010. Mar. 2009 restoration work began with aim of completing in June. 2006: Damaged foundations require an estimated £160,000 in repair work. Archway closed for 6 months although negotiations led to limited opening of the plaque room for Remembrance Day 2006. 2003: Local press reports cover complaints over use of memorial area for skateboarding.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: C £100,000
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

Yes
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Partial copy

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

Other website 30524 http://www.britishpathe.com/thumb

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