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Nearly 400,000 of the most important historic places in England are listed. The List includes buildings, battlefields, monuments, parks, gardens, shipwrecks and more. Listing makes sure their value is protected.

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Members of the public peering over fencing into an archaeological trench, photographed from the bottom of the trench looking up.

Former Burial Place of King Richard III Granted Protection

21 December 2017

The remains of a 13th century monastic site, Greyfriars in Leicester - the former burial place of King Richard III has been granted protection.