National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Great War Memorial


Type War Memorial

     Taken from Cadw listing: 'Tall Portland stone niche with moulded arched capping, tapering sides and stepped plinth with flanking pedestals.' To sides of central figure depicting St Tydfil are standing figures of a miner and female carrying a child.


Inscription on bronze base of central figure: MEWN ANGOF NI CHANT FOD Incised on front of stone pedestal: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / TO THE MEN / AND WOMEN OF MERTHYR TYDFIL / WHO DIED AND SUFFERED / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 / AND / 1939 - 1945

Related works : A 'new' memorial was erected in Merthyr in 1986, situated outside the law courts. The reason given was that the steep location of the existing memorial caused problems for ex-servicemen attending Remembrance Services.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Merrifield, L.S. Sculptor
Burton, Thames Ditton, A.B. Foundry

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
War Memorial Bronze, Portland stone None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
MT019 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Metallic staining
  • Other
Structural condition
  • Other
  • Graffiti
Road None
Precise location Set on terraced hillside above main road junctin at Pontmorlais Circus
A-Z ref None
OS ref SO050066
Date of design 1922-31
Year of unveiling 1931
Unveiling details Unveiled November 1931 by Field Marshal Allenby
Commissioned by Memorial Committee
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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