ST1493 : Ystrad Mynach and Hengoed War Memorial in Ystrad Mynach

taken 2 years ago, near to Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly/Caerffili, Great Britain

Ystrad Mynach and Hengoed War Memorial in Ystrad Mynach
Ystrad Mynach and Hengoed War Memorial in Ystrad Mynach
Set back from the east side of Caerphilly Road. The original dedication is

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE FROM YSTRAD MYNACH AND HENGOED
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.

Text added to the base is
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1939-1945.

Grade II Listed in 2017 for its special architectural interest as a well preserved War Memorial displaying fine craftsmanship and for its historical value as a visible reminder of the sacrifice of communities during the major wars of the 20th century.
War Memorials

War memorials were mainly constructed after WWI to commemorate the troops who gave their lives in the war. Many were then updated after WWII. Some war memorials date back to the Boer War. Almost every town and village in Britain has a War Memorial. They take many forms, the commonest being an obelisk, a cross or statue of a soldier. Some commemorate the inhabitants of a place, some are for schools and others are for companies or Military groupings.
Many memorials are grade II listed, 61 are II* listed, LinkExternal link*_listed_war_memorials_in_England
& 12 are Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
A search for memorials can be carried out at LinkExternal link

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
Monday, 3 June, 2019   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 4 June, 2019
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Memorial (from Tags)
War Memorial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1459 9375 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.1629N 3:14.1316W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1459 9374
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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