Friday, 28 October 2016

Local Historians Wanted

Historic England is asking for local history groups and individuals to share their knowledge and pictures of listed sites, so that they can record important facts about them, and even unlock the secrets of some.

The National Heritage List for England has almost 400,000 entries, from palaces, piers and pigsties to cathedrals, windmills and rollercoasters. These are the most significant of England's buildings and places, ensuring that they can be protected for the future. The List is a unique record of the country's evolving history and character, and is available to search for free online here.

Can you help?
If you have stories to tell and pictures to share about a listed place, Historic England would love you to take part in their project. Enrich the List is intended to keep the List rich, relevant, and up to date. Since launching in June over 15,000 contributions have been received.

You can share photos, whether old or new, add details of historical events or social history, record later changes since a building was listed, and add information about the architecture or archaeology.

To find out more and to sign up as a contributor, click here to visit the Enrich the List page on the Historic England website.

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