TEN war memorials across the county have been listed as Grade II as part of Historic England's pledge to protect 2,500 memorials by the centenary of the First World War.

Historic England have called communities memorials as 'poignant, physical reminders of the sacrifices and loss'.

Roger Bowdler, director of listing at Historic England, said: “Researching, recording and recommending up to 2,500 more war memorials for listing over the next five years is a major task but one that Historic England is proud to undertake.

"These memorials will gain a place on the National Heritage List for England to tell the story of this country’s sacrifice and struggle.”

Grade II listed memorials in Oxfordshire:

Henton War Memorial 

Chinnor War Memorial

Langford War Memorial

Bloxham War Memorial

Northbourne War Memorial

Summertown War Memorial

Kidlington and Hamlets War Memorial 

Northbourne War Memorial

Drayton St Leonard War Memorial

Eaton Hastings War Memorial – On National Trust Land

Historic England has formed a wider partnership with War Memorials Trust, Civic Voice and the Imperial War Museums to help communities discover, care for and conserve their local war memorials. 

The programme is providing up to £2million in grants for war memorial repair and conservation and hundreds of workshops to teach people how to record their memorials and put them forward for listing.