Historic England highlights captivating Heritage Site listings in 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, Historic England (HE) has pulled together a range of highlights from nearly 300 sites across the country which have been protected through listing or scheduling in the past year.

image: HE – Google Maps

… ingenious canal tunnels….may also inspire people to find solutions to challenges of today…

HE writes:

From an 18th century windmill in Yorkshire, the wreck of a D-class submarine off Dartmouth, a 1930s police box in Leicestershire, a series of rare mud walls in Cambridgeshire, and a 1970s sports hall in Suffolk.

Listings in 2021

Listing – 362
Scheduled Monuments – 41 (including 3 scheduled shipwrecks)
Parks and Gardens – 13
TOTAL: 416

“Listing these significant historic sites means we can protect our valuable heritage for future generations to learn from and ensure they are on the map for local people and visitors to be proud of and enjoy. This year’s entries on to the list span the length and breadth of the country and have something to inspire everyone.”

Nigel Huddleston, Heritage Minister

“The additional places protected this year shows the diversity of our country’s shared heritage, from arts and crafts houses and windmills to historic mud walls and 20th-century office blocks. Sites such as Selby’s ingenious canal tunnels – made by a pioneering engineer to address flooding – may also inspire people to find solutions to challenges of today. These wonderful historic sites are now protected for future generations, and we encourage people to apply for listing, or share their photos and videos of listed sites, through our website”

Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive
Historic England

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