EAST OF ENGLAND WAR MEMORIALS LISTED
The East of England’s war memorials are among hundreds listed over the last year through Historic England’s pledge to protect 2,500 memorials by 2018, marking the centenary of the First World War.
Built by communities in the years following the conflict, these memorials are a poignant, physical reminder of the sacrifices and loss the First World War brought about. One hundred years on, it is time to come together again to ensure our memorials are in good condition, and properly recognised by listing where appropriate.
Lord Ashton of Hyde, First World War Minister said: “As we enter the final year of our First World War centenary commemorations, we want to ensure the bravery and sacrifice of those who served are never forgotten.
“Local war memorials are a poignant reminder of how the war affected our communities and of those who never came home. I encourage everyone to visit their local memorial and to learn more about their connection to this pivotal point in our history.”
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive at Historic England, said: “Researching, recording and recommending up to 2,500 more war memorials for listing over the next five years is a major task but one that Historic England is proud to undertake. These memorials will gain a place on the National Heritage List for England to tell the story of this country’s sacrifice and struggle.”
Historic England has pledged to list a total of 2,500 war memorials over the centenary of the First World War. To do this we need members of the public to put their war memorials forward for listing.
This is all part of a wider partnership we have forged with War Memorials Trust, Civic Voice and the Imperial War Museums to help communities discover, care for and conserve their local war memorials. Working with enthusiastic volunteers across the country, the programme is providing up to £2million in grants for war memorial repair and conservation and hundreds of workshops to teach people how to record their memorials and put them forward for listing.
Our goal is to see as many war memorials as possible are in a fitting condition for the centenary, and they remain cherished local landmarks for generations to come.
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regimental War Memorial. Grade II*: link to list entry
Cardington War Memorial. An elegant and striking cross in Portland stone bearing a bronze Sword of Sacrifice: link to list entry
Thurleigh War Memorial: link to list entry
Wootton War Memorial: link to list entry
Gamlingay War Memorial: link to list entry
Melbourn War Memorial: link to list entry
Sutton in the Isle War Memorial: link to list entry
Warboys War Memorial: link to list entry
Waterbeach War Memorial: link to list entry
Ashdon War Memorial: link to list entry
Burnham-on-Crouch War Memorial. By the renowned architect R Frank Atkinson: link to list entry
Clacton-on-Sea War Memorial: link to list entry
Downham War Memorial: link to list entry
Horndon on the Hill War Memorial: link to list entry
Foulness Island War Memorial: link to list entry
Heybridge War Memorial: link to list entry
Manuden War Memorial: link to list entry
Sutton Road Cemetery War Memorial, Southend-on-Sea: link to list entry