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Town or City: Bangor
County: Gwynedd
Country: Wales
WMT Reference Number: WM1963

Value of grant: £1500.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme
Year: 2007

UKNIWM reference number: 17390

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Bangor war memorial gatehouse © Bangor University, 2009This war memorial is in the form of an arch and is known as The North Wales Heroes Memorial. It is built in a Tudor style gateway with two storeys, and has a Yorkshire stone façade and castellated style parapet. Inside there are small offices on the ground floor and entrance area as well as stairs leading to the first floor. On the first floor there is a memorial room which is entered through bronze doors, and which has wood panelling detailing the names of those who fell. Over the central archway there is an oriel window at first floor level with a string course below.

The arch is located in Deiniol Road, Bangor, Wales, and is Grade II listed.

Unfortunately, the arch had to be closed after it was discovered that the floor was unsafe due to structural problems. Therefore, in 2007 War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £1,500 towards the large schedule of works to repair the arch. These works included cleaning the memorial, replacing damaged or missing stone and brickwork, repairs to damaged windows, repair to timber and iron work, the removal of standing water in the basement, repairs to the floor over the basement.Bangor war memorial gatehouse © Bangor University, 2009

The architect for the memorial was D Wynne Thomas and it was opened by Edward, Price of Wales on 1st November 1923 in memory of all those from North Wales who were killed in World War I.

The inscription plaques state the arch was erected ‘...in memory of the men of North Wales who fell in the Great War 1914-18’. The names of 8,500 who were killed from each of the parishes are detailed on wood carved panels in the upstairs room.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM1963
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 17390

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

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