Archive | July, 2014

21 amazing places in England recently given protected status

1 Jul

Heritage Calling

1. Ennerdale, Cumbria. About 2000 BC to present

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Longhouses at Smithy Beck. Image by Mick Garratt 

Despite being clothed in over 1,200 hectares of coniferous plantations, the Ennerdale valley retains evidence for human occupation from the Bronze age through to the present day. New historic sites to have been identified include prehistoric cairnfields, numerous medieval settlements, and longhouses and an ironworking site.

2. Mere End Down Romano-British field system, Letcombe Bassett, Oxfordshire. AD 100 to 400

Mere End Down - AP2 JPEG

A fortuitous survival of earthworks representing a small part of a Romano-British field system which once extended for over 20 sq km across the Berkshire and Wessex Downs. The earth banks of the main field boundaries in the scheduled area stand over 1m high, and slighter traces of banks representing subdivisions of fields can also be seen.

3. Bournemouth War Memorial, Dorset. 1920-2

SONY DSC Image by Alwyn Ladell

Listed Grade II*, the memorial remains a…

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