SO0602 : Troedyrhiw War Memorial

taken 3 years ago, near to Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil/Merthyr Tudful, Great Britain

Troedyrhiw War Memorial
Troedyrhiw War Memorial
Located in a small park between the A4054 and the River Taff. Erected c1920, the Memorial to the fallen of the Great War is a marble statue of a soldier on a granite pedestal. This type of War Memorial is common in South Wales. A similar one Link is in Trelewis. Troedyrhiw War Memorial was Grade II listed in 2003.
War Memorials

Many war memorials appeared in British towns and cities after the South African War of 1899-1902 (known popularly as the Boer War), but most were constructed after the First World War, known to contemporaries as the Great War (1914-19). These were updated after the Second World War (1939-45), usually by adding a plaque with the names of those killed in that conflict. Almost every town and village in Britain has a memorial erected after the Great War, the commonest types taking the form of a cross, an obelisk or a statue of a soldier. Some occupy a prominent public space; others stand in the local cemetery or can be found inside the local church. Memorials usually commemorate the inhabitants of a particular locality, the former pupils of a school, or the members of a military unit or branch of the armed forces. Other memorials, often bronze plaques placed indoors, commemorate the employees of a private company or public institution.

Listed Buildings and Structures

Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Friday, 8 March, 2019   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 10 March, 2019
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Public buildings and spaces  Park and Public Gardens 
Memorial (from Tags)
War Memorial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0696 0258 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.8524N 3:20.8860W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0697 0257
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