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Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places

England's historic sites are hotbeds of invention and creativity. Spread across the country, they have shaped both our nation and the world beyond.


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There's a tree by a house in Lincolnshire where Isaac Newton once stood, and an apple fell and lit up the future.

There's a mill in Shrewsbury that gave life to the skyscraper.

There's a house in Stratford where the greatest playwright that ever lived was born.

Today anyone, from anywhere, can go and stand on each of these spots, and imagine.

We need you to help us create a list of the 100 buildings and places that tell England's remarkable story - and its impact on the world.

Irreplaceable: A History of England will tell the story of these places.

Make a nomination

  • Promotional Image of Greenwich Royal Observatory. Faded with ageing with a blue green tint.

    Science & Discovery

    Tell us about your favourite places in England linked to scientific innovation or discovery. Science & Discovery nominations close 7 July.

  • Photograph of Tyne Bridge at night.

    Travel & Tourism

    Important places connected to how transport has developed, how we travel and where we spend our leisure time.

  • Photograph of a Sphinx statue at Crystal Palace Park

    Homes & Gardens

    Nominate a place where we live and where we grow. Tell us about somewhere you think helps tell the story of England's history.

  • Aerial photograph of Old Trafford football stadium in Manchester

    Sport

    A place where an international sport started, or a sporting triumph or feat occurred.

  • Photograph of the stage and auditorium at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

    Music & Literature

    Places linked to singers, musicians, writers, poets and/or the works they created.

  • A painting by Thomas Wyck showing the Great Fire of London in 1666

    Loss & Destruction

    Places that mark, or were marked by, wars, battles, or disasters.

  • Photograph of Shah Jahan Mosque, Woking.

    Faith & Belief

    An important place connected to any belief; mythological, supernatural or spiritual.

  • Photograph of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

    Industry, Trade & Commerce

    Places associated with what we’ve made, where we buy and sell, or where we connect with the rest of the world.

  •  Photograph of HMS Warrior at Portsmouth.

    Power, Protest & Progress

    The buildings which house our institutions, as well as places which have witnessed civil movements, or moments of social upheaval and mobility.

  • Photograph of Angel Of The North, Gateshead

    Art, Architecture & Sculpture

    Nominate a place that has inspired artists, or is home to an important piece of art, or a building with special architectural significance.

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