A NORTH Yorkshire war memorial has been given listed status ahead of Armistice Day November 11.

The First World War memorial stands in the village green of Goathland, North Yorkshire, and is a popular filming location for TV and movies.

Built in the aftermath of the First World War, the memorial was funded by subscriptions raised from the village.

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The names of 18 local men are engraved on it, 12 lost their lives in the First World War and a further six who were added after the Second World War.

The memorial bears the inscription: "True love by life, true love by death is tried: Live thou for England. We for England died."

Veronica Fiorato, Historic England's Listings team leader, said: "The war memorial in Goathland is among tens of thousands erected across England in memory of the many people who lost their lives in the First World War.

“In place of graves, the memorials became focal points for local communities to mourn and honour their dead. It is a permanent testament to the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the conflict and was funded by money raised from the village.

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“War memorials like this tell the stories of local communities and must be protected for future generations.”


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