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Somme Memorials Listed

Historic England marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme with 15 new and upgraded war memorial listings.

These memorials are poignant reminders of the terrible consequences for communities across England of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War.

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Preston War Memorial in the Market Place with pedestrians walking around in the sunshine.

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Explore England's historic places. Find out what makes them important and why they're protected by listing.


View of Big Ben

London History Day Announced After Public Vote as Part of New Campaign to #KeepItLondon

17 June 2016

Londoners have chosen 31 May 2017 to be the first ever London History Day, the date Big Ben first started keeping time.

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When it comes to historic places, England is full of treasures. People up and down the country look after them. There are lots of ways you can join in, from researching the history of the WWI Home Front to becoming an archive detective.

The Historic England Archive

Discover more about the historic buildings, social history and archaeology of your local area. Explore photographs, drawings and plans from the 1850s to the present day.