Two war memorials in South Tyneside have been listed as part of Historic England’s pledge to protect 2,500 memorials across the country.
The memorials - in Cleadon Village and Carr-Ellison Park, Hebburn - are being recognised for their historic and architectural importance and have been listed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England.
The memorials are a reminder of the sacrifices and loss the First World War brought about and commemorate the role of communities.
Carol Pyrah, Historic England’s planning director in the North East, said: “Over a million Britons lost their lives in the First World War. It’s important that their sacrifice is not forgotten.
“War memorials are a valued part of our heritage and it is absolutely fitting that we cherish and preserve them for future generations.”