Historic England grants protected status to Huntingdonshire war memorials

St Neots war memorial is among those to be listed.

St Neots war memorial is among those to be listed. - Credit: Archant

Historic England has listed six war memorials in Huntingdonshire, to help protect them for future generations.

Memorials in St Neots, Bluntisham, Kimbolton, Great and Little Stukeley, and Eynesbury, are among 50 war memorials that have been granted Grade II-listed status across the country to mark Armistice Day.

The listings are the latest in Historic England’s pledge to protect 2,500 memorials by 2018, marking the centenary of the First World War.

They memorials have been recognised for their historic and architectural importance and have been listed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

John Neale, Historic England planning director for the East of England, said: “Over a million Britons lost their lives in the First World War. It’s important that their sacrifice is not forgotten – and that the lessons learnt during that time are as resonant now as they were then. The centenary programme aims to bring us together more closely as a nation to honour the lives and bravery of all those who served. War memorials are a valued part of our heritage and it is absolutely fitting that we cherish and preserve them for future generations.

“Whether we have relatives whose names are on local memorials, or who fought alongside those who died, we all have a connection with remembrance. I would urge everyone to make sure their local memorial is in good condition. If it isn’t, then Historic England, War Memorials Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund all have grants and advice available.”

For more information on listing: www.historicengland.org.uk/listingwarmemorials.

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For more information on grants available: www.warmemorialstrust.org/grants.

War memorials granted listed status

St Neots War Memorial, St Mary’s Churchyard, Brook Street

Bluntisham and Earith War Memorial, Village Green, Junction of Holliday’s Road and Rectory Road

Little Stukeley War Memorial, Churchyard of St Martin’s Church, Church Way

Great Stukeley War Memorial, Churchyard of St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Road

Kimbolton War Memorial, High Street

Eynesbury War Memorial, Churchyard of St Mary’s Church, Berkley Street