ST5191 : Mathern War Memorial

taken 6 years ago, near to Pwllmeyric, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Mathern War Memorial
Mathern War Memorial
Located at the northern edge of the village, at the southern end of Chapel Lane.
The Memorial is a cross on an octagonal base, atop a three-step octagonal plinth.
War Memorials
Many war memorials appeared in British towns and cities after the South African War of 1899-1902 (known popularly as the Boer War), but most were constructed after the First World War, known to contemporaries as the Great War (1914-19). These were updated after the Second World War (1939-45), usually by adding a plaque with the names of those killed in that conflict. Almost every town and village in Britain has a memorial erected after the Great War, the commonest types taking the form of a cross, an obelisk or a statue of a soldier. Some occupy a prominent public space; others stand in the local cemetery or can be found inside the local church. Memorials usually commemorate the inhabitants of a particular locality, the former pupils of a school, or the members of a military unit or branch of the armed forces. Other memorials, often bronze plaques placed indoors, commemorate the employees of a private company or public institution.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Jaggery and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
ST5191, 55 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 29 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 31 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 517 917 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.3222N 2:41.9450W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 517 917
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
War Memorial 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 33 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register