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War Memorials

This page is aimed at anyone who manages or cares for a war memorial or a memorial garden and provides practical advice to help you conserve, protect and maintain these unique monuments that stand at the heart of almost every community.

Six images showing different types of war memorial
Different types of war memorial

Conserving war memorials

Historic England has published a series of guidelines to help you look after your war memorial.

For detailed and comprehensive advice on conserving and repairing war memorials, including how to carry out condition surveys, specify works, carry out maintenance and prevent theft, please see:

The Conservation, Management and Repair of War Memorials

War memorial landscapes

Advice on conserving and managing war memorial landscapes has been developed in partnership with War Memorials Trust, the Garden History Society and Historic Scotland.

The Conservation and Management of War Memorial Landscapes

Funding for war memorials

There are a number of different sources of funding for war memorials, particularly during these centenary years of the First World War. These may include bodies such as the Heritage Lottery Fund and your local authority.

For comprehensive information on funding for war memorials, visit the Grants section of War Memorials Trust's website.

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