War memorials listed in remembrance week.
A PAIR of Birmingham First World War memorials have been granted listed status.
Nechells War Memorial and Hamstead War Memorial have both been awarded grade II status by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of campaign body Historic England.
The announcements were made this week, with a number of other memorials listed nationally to coincide with Armistice Day.
Nechells War Memorial sits at the junction of Nechells Park Road and Stuart Road and for many years was in the grounds of St Clement's Church before the latter was demolished in the late 1970s to make way for housing.
A small cross sits atop a plinth which bears the words "In memory of the men of Nechells who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918".
Hamstead War Memorial is in the grounds of St Paul's Church, Walsall Road, and was unveiled in 1920. Historic England described it as an accomplished and wellrealised granite war memorial which takes the form of a Celtic style wheel-cross and which "forms an interesting group" with the church which is also grade II listed. The memorial was carved by J White and Sons, local memorial craftsmen from Yardley.
Hamstead War Memorial is in the grounds of St Paul's Church