Sunday, 15 November 2015

Lutyens' war memorials gain listed status

The government's Department for Media, Culture and Sport, on the advice of Historic England, recently announced that they were applying new or upgraded listed status to the last few of all of Edwin Lutyens' war memorials, ensuring that all 44 spread across the UK are now protected. Over £2m has also been allocated to the conservation and preservation of these important monuments. While London's Cenotaph is very well-known, Lutyens was responsible for a wide range of memorials across the country, less familiar to most of us.

More details here at the Architects Journal.

One of his less well-known works turns out to be very close to where I grew up - a the simple cross monument found on Lindisfarne/Holy Island in Northumberland, with the island's castle in the background (which he also designed).

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