Falmouth's War Memorial, which sits in Kimberley Park, is now a protected monument after it received a Grade II listing by the Government.

Historic England had recommended to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, that the memorial be listed and, as a result, it has now been added to the list of buildings of "special architectural an historic interest."

The news has been welcomed by town councillors with Candy Atherton saying: "It's great to hear that Historic England have confirmed this."

Concern that the listing would prevent any further names being added to the memorial, was allayed when it was explained that the memorial only carries the names of those who died in World War I.

Mayor Grenville Chappel said: "The names of those lost in World War II are on a plaque in the Methodist Church. We have started looking at how we can include these names near the war memorial, maybe on a plinth behind it, and if we do lose anyone in future conflicts their names could be added too.

"The RNA (Royal Navy Association) has said they have some money to put towards it and maybe there are some funds we can apply for to help us with it."