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DISCOVER ENGLAND’S PROTECTED HISTORIC PLACES
On the National Heritage List for England
From buildings to battlefields, phone boxes to factories, people can now go online to find out more about the country’s heritage and its protected historic places.
English Heritage has launched The National Heritage List for England, a new online database of the country’s 400,000 protected buildings, monuments, parks, battlefields and ship wrecks.
Available on the English Heritage website at www.english-heritage.org.uk/list the List allows people to search the places that have been judged to be of special interest and importance. Anyone interested in what’s special in their local area, keen to know more about a period in history, or research a particular architectural style will find the list a fantastic resource.
People will be able to search by area, type of place and name and using maps, thus getting a much more comprehensive insight into England’s diverse heritage.
Roger Bowdler, Head of Designation at English Heritage, said: “Designation is a mark of special interest and helps us to understand our shared history through identifying the monuments, buildings, parks and gardens are protected and celebrated.
“There are nearly 400,000 places on the statutory list and it changes daily. Recent additions include Arlington House, a huge Edwardian hostel for men in Camden and Castle House, a 1960′s cooperative department store in Sheffield listed on our recommendation. Anyone can nominate a place to be considered for designation using the online form on the English Heritage website.”