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Historic England – Looking after war memorials

Historic England has published guidance on conserving war memorials.

This latest guidance provides good practice for conserving inscriptions on war memorials, illustrates the types of inscriptions commonly found, and explains how and why they deteriorate. It outlines how to assess the condition of inscriptions and describes a range of methods for conservation and information about sources of further help and advice is also included.

The publication is intended for those designing, specifying and undertaking conservation and repair work to war memorials, such as architects, building surveyors, structural engineers, project managers, contractors, craftspeople and conservators. It will also be of interest to those responsible for making decisions on works such as local authority staff including conservation officers and custodians, and parish or volunteer groups.

Read the full publication here.

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