History on Your High Street
Across the country Historic England is crowdsourcing knowledge and photographs for the official list of the nation's 400,000 most significant historic places. This is the first time in history the list has been opened up for public contributions and your chance to get involved.
In the South East, there are fantastic numbers of amazing castles, majestic country houses and spectacular landscapes. Alongside these run tales of Kings and Queens, lords and ladies and the rich and famous of the past. Often overshadowed by their grand neighbours, local historic buildings and places have a rich heritage and play a key part in making our cities, town and villages unique and special.
Share your stories to bring history alive
This is your chance to make the untold stories of the people who lived and worked in these historic places come alive.
- Was there a famous historical figure who visited your local pub?
- Were there unusual historical events which took place in your park?
- Who are the people behind the names on your war memorial?
Take the opportunity to add these kinds of details, photos and much more to any entry on the List.
Some 99% of people in England live within a mile of a listed building or place and you can discover your nearest by searching the list using a postcode. With nearly 80,000 listed places in the South East, there is bound to be one near you. By sharing your photos, old or new, and by telling the story of the people and events that shaped the places we live in, you'll be part of a growing community of people getting involved in their local heritage.
You can see an example of a list description with a contribution here, on the entry for The Homewood a beautiful Modernist Building in Surrey.
Once you've added your information please do let us know. You can share your entries with us on Twitter @HE_SouthEast where you can also keep up to date with all the latest news and pictures from the region.
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