SO0451 : Grade II listed War Memorial, Builth Wells

taken 2 years ago, near to Builth Wells/Llanfair-ym-Muallt, Powys, Great Britain

Grade II listed War Memorial, Builth Wells
Grade II listed War Memorial, Builth Wells
Unveiled on July 10th 1924 by Lord Glanusk, Builth Wells War Memorial is a cross on a stone base around which stand four figures: a soldier, a sailor, an airman and a merchant seaman. The original inscription is

In honoured memory of the men of the parishes of Builth Wells and Llanddewi'r Cwm who laid down their lives in the Great War 1914-1918.

A later dedication was added in memory of those who were killed in the Second World War.
Builth Wells War Memorial was Grade II listed in 1991.
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
Sunday, 21 July, 2019   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 27 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Memorial (from Tags)
War Memorial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0410 5107 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:8.9735N 3:24.1809W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0409 5106
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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