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Britain’s remarkable places listed in 2018

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One of the best surviving iron mining pits in Cumbria, a thatched roof cricket pavilion in Rutland, the elaborate Crystal Palace subway in London and a group of sculptures of Robin Hood and his Merry Men in Nottinghamshire are featured as part of Historic England’s highlights of 23 remarkable buildings and places of 900 that have been listed or upgraded this year, including 638 war memorials in this centenary year.

A former lifeboat house in Essex, two Rolls Royce testing hangars in Nottingham, a thatched memorial bus shelter in Dorset, a cattle trough in London and an Arts and Crafts garden in Gloucestershire: Historic England publishes its annual highlights from more than 900 buildings and sites listed or upgraded this year

Michael Ellis, Heritage Minister said: “Our historic buildings and places help us to make sense of our past and to understand the world we live in today. Protecting our heritage ensures that future generations can enjoy, and learn about, our rich history and I am pleased to see that a large number of important places have been added to the National Heritage List in 2018.”

Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England said: “Historic England ensures that England’s most significant places are protected and 2018 has seen some remarkable ones added to the List. From an old lifeboat house in Essex to a former railway station in Otterington to the Cock sign in Sutton high street, our fascinating history and heritage is celebrated through listing. We encourage people to understand and enjoy the wonderful range of historic places on their own doorsteps and by listing them we are protecting them for future generations.”

2018 listings: A year in numbers

Listing: 924 new entries including 638 war memorials
Scheduled Monuments: 19 new entries
Parks and Gardens: Eight new entries

Battlefield: One new entry
TOTAL: 952 new entries on the National Heritage List for England




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