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Historic England Reveals its Heritage at Risk Register 2023

Historic England has today revealed its Heritage at Risk Register 2023. The Register gives an annual snapshot of the health of England’s valued historic buildings and places.

Over the past year, 159 historic buildings and sites have been added to the Register because they are at risk of neglect, decay or inappropriate development and 203 sites have been rescued and their futures secured. In total, there are 4,871 entries on the Heritage at Risk Register in 2023 - 48 fewer than in 2022.

Sites added to the Heritage at Risk Register 2023 include: Holbeche House in the West Midlands where the Gunpowder Plot unravelled; The Great White Horse Hotel in Suffolk - the inspiration for Charles Dickens’ first novel The Pickwick Papers, as well as hosting King George II, Admiral Lord Nelson and The Beatles, and the Church of St Mary, also in Suffolk, which was painted by celebrated landscape artist John Constable.

Click 'Find out more' to read more about the Heritage at Risk Register 2023

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