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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 now, through Enriching the List, it’s your chance to get involved.

Tell us your stories

We really want to hear from you in the South West. Do you have photos or stories about listed places that you’ve worked in, shopped in, studied in, lived in? Listed places that you've been entertained in, places you've visited on holiday? They are all part of what makes the South West unique and special, and if you enrich The List you'll help us all learn more about our wonderful heritage.

How do I get involved?

First of all, search The List using a postcode to find the entry you want to contribute to. With nearly 97,000 listed places in the South West there is bound to be one that is special to you!

Then, share your photos, old or new, and tell the story of the people and events that shaped the place you’ve chosen.

You’ll be in great company. We're all part of the story of the places we love, and it’s good to share what we remember. There have been 20,000 contributions to The List so far – so join in and help us build up our knowledge of special historic places across the region.

Here's one we prepared earlier...

Want to see how others have contributed to the list? Here’s an example - it’s for the 'Temple of Vaccinia' in Gloucestershire, where Dr Edward Jenner performed his first vaccination against smallpox in 1796.

Jenner Hut
The Temple of Vaccinia, Berkeley, Stroud, Gloucestershire © IoE132203

Once you've added your information please let us know. You can share your entries with us on Twitter @HE_SouthWest where you can also keep up to date with all the latest news and pictures from the region.

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