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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Merthyr Tydfil
Town
Merthyr Tydfil
County
Mid Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Leonard Stanford Merrifield FRBS (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1931
    Attended by: VISCOUNT ALLENBY GCB GC MG
  • Rededicated
    Date: 28th August 2008
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th November 1931
    Attended by: Bishop of Llandaff
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2009

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Current location

Junction of High Street and Pontmolais Circus
49
Penydarren Road
Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil
Mid Glamorgan
CF47 8UU
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SO 05042 06627
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tall portland stone niche with moulded arched capping, tapering sides and stepped plinth with flanking pedestals. Central bronze, figure of St Tydfil standing on what represents an altar of sacrifice and bearing (or measuring) the web of life. War trophy to swagged pedestal. To sides are standing figures of a miner and a female carrying a child.
Inscription
MEWN AN GOF NI GHANT FOD/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ TO THE MEN/ AND WOMEN OF MERTHYR TYDFIL/ WHO DIED (...)/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ AND / 1939-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
2008: £40,000 was raised to repair the memorial. Fence and gates added. May 2005: Memorial vandalised and central statue pulled down.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Merthr Tydfil Borough Council - "Fifty Years ? Borough 1905-1955" pg. 116 Section 2 ' Public Memorials'

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