PORTHMADOG WAR MEMORIAL

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A war memorial prominently sited on a natural eminence to the north of the town centre and to the north of the railway station. It commemorates the fallen of the First World War (1914-18) and the Second World War (1939-45) and was designed by Griff Morris, architect of Porthmadog. The main memorial is a cross surmounting a small eminence, but its approach was also designed to achieve a sense of procession from street level. The Celtic style cross stands on a stepped plinth. Its square base has inset bronze inscription panels with roll call of the 1914-18 war dead in raised letters. The wheel-headed cross is on a tapering shaft. The memorial is within a square enclosure defined by dwarf walls of coursed stone, with piers set across the angles bearing bronze plaques commemorating the 1939-45 war dead.The memorial is reached by a winding path from street level. An arc of stone steps, with stepped parapet, leads up from the street to a rock-faced trilithon engraved 'Bryn Coffa'. Beyond is a path lined on each side by monoliths, each bearing the inscription of the years of the 1914-18 and 1939-45 wars. (Cadw Listing database)RCAHMW, 13 January 2014

Service persons

Enw Rheng Catrawd/Bataliwn Dyddiad marwolaeth
Randal Casson Dim Dim Dim
Harry Griffith Dim Dim Dim
John Griffith Dim Dim Dim