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War memorials

Cambridge has a number of war memorials across the city.

Eight of them are listed as being of special architectural interest - for example in Station Road, Newmarket Road and Trumpington.

The memorials range from small, discreet plaques to large edifices that dominate the landscape. Some of them are within college grounds and others are owned by the city or county councils, and are located in the highway.

All of the memorials are important to the social and architectural history of the city.

Database of memorials

We are in the process of identifying and recording the war memorials in the city.

From this research, a database will be set up with the names, locations and descriptions of each memorial, which will be made available on this page. This information will also be shared with the War Memorials Trust.

If you would like to offer your support or expertise in helping to identify local war memorials please contact the Urban Design and Conservation team at planning.conservation@cambridge.gov.uk or on 01223 457200.

War Memorials Trust

The War Memorials Trust is a charity that works for the protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK.

The trust estimates that there are over 100,000 war memorials in the UK, many of which have been sadly neglected.

They operate three grant schemes that can fund work such as conservation, like-for-like repair, structural repair and reinstatement of lost details. The grant schemes are open to anyone who has the responsibility of looking after a war memorial.

They cannot assist with work such as new memorials, maintenance or relocation.

Renovation of the Holy Trinity war memorial shelter

The Holy Trinity war memorial shelter on Sidney Street was renovated in 2012.

The repairs were undertaken in partnership with and grant aided by Cambridge City Council, the War Memorials Trust, English Heritage, the Wolfson Foundation and Cambridge Past, Present & Future.

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