War Memorials Trust

Showcase result

Llantwit Major

Town or City: Llantwit Major
County: South Glamorgan
Country: Wales
WMT Reference Number: WM4689

Value of grant: £2370.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Restoration
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2014

UKNIWM reference number: 6700

Return to search results | Start a new search

Llantwit Major war memorial after grant works ©Llantwit Major Town Council 2014Llantwit Major war memorial is located on Church Street and takes the form of a cross. The memorial is composed of a stepped base surmounted by a plinth, shaft and Celtic cross. The inscriptions appear on plaques fixed to the plinth and are incised in a stone tablet shaped like a book to the front of the memorial.

In 2014 War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £2,370 towards the conservation of this memorial. The inscription on the memorial, and in particular the stone tablet, had loss legibility due to weathering, in total about 142 words needed re-engraving. Where the letters were no longer legible they were sharpened on an individual basis using hand tools.

Llantwit Major war memorial was erected in 1921 and the cross unveiled to commemorate the fallen of the First World War. The sandstone prayer book was erected under the cross between 1947 and 1948 and dedicated to the fallen of the Second World War. Llantwit Major war memorial after works ©Llantwit Major Town Council 2014

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM4689
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 6700

War Memorials Online: 170913

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

Return to search results | Start a new search


An update to our privacy policy

This site uses cookies to help us keep the site relevant and to make your experience better. To comply with recent EU legislation we need to ask for your consent in using these cookies on your computer. For a full list of exactly how we use cookies on this site please read our Cookie Policy.

Please note: By NOT accepting cookies you will experience some reduction in functionality of this site. By continuing to use our site we will assume an implied consent.

I accept

This notice should appear only the first time you visit the site.