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MONTGOMERYSHIRE WAR MEMORIAL, TOWN HILL, MONTGOMERY

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NPRN 32916

Map Reference SO29NW

Grid Reference SO2160195711

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Montgomeryshire

Community Montgomery

Type of Site WAR MEMORIAL

Broad Class COMMEMORATIVE

Period 20th Century, Modern

Site Description The County War Memorial is sited on the summit of Town Hill, Montgomery and is a prominent feature of the landscape. The designer is unknown, but it was unveiled in 1924 to commemorate those who fell in the First World War. An additional inscription was added following the Second World War. It is a lofty doric column of ashlar on a high pedastal above a base of two square steps. The inscription on the north-western side reads 'To the/ glorious memory/ of the brave men of/ Montgomeryshire/ who fell in the/ Great War 1914-1919', that on the south-west side reads 'Also in memory/ of those from/ this county/ who gave their/ lives in the/ World War/ 1939-1945/ At the going down/ of the sun/ and in the morning/ we will remember them'.

In 1990 the column was damaged by an earthwake, but restoration was subsequently carried out and the memorial was re-dedicated on 5 October 2002.

Source: Welton, A, and Welton, J. 2003. The Story of Montgomery: Logaston Press: 170-171
RCAHMW, 27 November 2007.

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