Two Isle of Wight war memorials listed By Joanna Hunt Tuesday, November 22, 2016

TWO Isle of Wight war memorials have been listed by Historic England.

It comes as part of Historic England’s pledge to protect 2,500 memorials by 2018, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The Wootton and District war memorial, in St Edmund’s Churchyard, Church Road, is now Grade II listed.

It was designed by John H. P. Fulford and unveiled on November 11, 1935, with further names added after the Second World War and later conflicts.

The Cowes war memorial in Northwood Park is now also Grade II listed.

It was erected in 1921, damaged during the Second World War and subsequently relocated, with later additions for the Second World War.

Its original position was at the junction of Market Hill and High Street.

Roger Bowdler, director of listing 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."

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