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Women and War Memorials

Just listed: Two Yorkshire war memorials that are unusual because of their connection to women. Important reminders of the sacrifices made during the First World War, find out how you can help protect your local memorial.

Harrogate War Memorial listed at Grade II*

Harrogate War Memorial has been listed at Grade II*. This means that it's particularly important and of more than special interest.

It's rare because it  includes women in the Roll of Honour and emphasises their names. Only 5.8% of listed buildings and structures are given this category of listing.

Harrogate War Memorial
Newly listed Grade II* Harrogate War Memorial © War Memorials Online

Otley War Memorial Cross and Memorial Garden

The newly listed Grade II war memorial is a rare example of a war memorial sculpted by a female sculptor. Barbara Collingwood created the war memorial from a design of her fathers, William Gershom Collingwood.

Otley War Memorial
Grade II listed Otley War Memorial © War Memorials Online

Help us to protect war memorials

War memorials are important reminders of the bravery of those who served in the war. Historic England has pledged to protect 2,500 memorials by 2018, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War. You can help protect your war memorial by putting it forward for listing.

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