Seven war memorials in the North West are among 50 in the country that have been given listed status to mark Armistice Day, Historic England has announced.

The monuments of historic and architectural importance include one designed by a grieving sister as a tribute to her slain brother, a series on National Trust land and one nominated by a group of school children.

The memorials are part of a programme by Historic England using public nominations to ensure 2,500 are listed by the Government in time for the centenary of the war's end in 2018.

Tracey Crouch, heritage minister, said:

The First World War affected every community across the country, and local memorials are integral to honouring the memory of those who served. As we continue to commemorate the centenary of the war, it is only right that we protect memorials across the country so future generations never forget the sacrifices that were made.

Tracey Crouch
  • Lancashire

  • Great Altcar War Memorial, churchyard of the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Lord Sefton Way

  • Weir and District War Memorial, Deerplay Hill, Burnley Road

  • Banks War Memorial, churchyard of the Church of St Stephen in the Banks, Church Road

  • Lathom War Memorial, Lathom, Ormskirk

  • Cheshire

  • Kerridge War Memorial, Memorial Garden, Oak Lane

  • Bickerton War Memorial, Bickerton Cemetery, Goldford Lane

  • Brunner Mond and ICI Alkali Division War Memorial, Winnington Works, Northwich