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Jodrell Bank Observatory

The Jodrell Bank Observatory  (/ˈdʒɒdrəl/) is a British observatory that hosts a number of radio telescopes, and is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. The site is on the United Kingdom Tentative List for World Heritage Site status. The site of the observatory, which includes the Jodrell Bank […]

Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, England near the village of Creswell and close to Worksop. The cliffs of the ravine contain several caves that were occupied during the last ice age, between around 43,000 and 10,000 years ago. It has been proposed as a World Heritage Site. […]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

There are 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in England (one shared with Germany). The first to be inscribed on the World Heritage List (in 1986) were Durham Castle and Cathedral; Ironbridge Gorge; Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey; and Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites. Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s […]

Durham Castle

Durham Castle is a Norman castle in the city of Durham, England, which has been wholly occupied since 1840 by University College, Durham. It is open to the general public to visit, but only through guided tours, since it is in use as a working building and is home to over 100 students. The castle […]

The Wash

The Wash shows as a large indentation in the coastline of the map of Eastern England, separating the curved coast of East Anglia from Lincolnshire. It is formed by a large bay with three roughly straight sides meeting at right angles, each about 15 miles (25 km) in length. The Wash and North Norfolk Coast was […]

GWR Paddington

The core of the station at Reading is also of note, while Sonning cutting to the east of Reading was one of the major engineering works on the eastern half of the line and though comprised by recent development retains much of its original aspect. The proposed Site restarts to encompass a single structure – […]

GWR Swindon

The next section comprises the portals of the two tunnels at Box, near Corsham where the refined classical portals of the short Middle Hill Tunnel complement the massive western portal of the 3195 yard long Box Tunnel. East of Box Tunnel the railway passes through Chippenham on a long embankment, pierced by an underbridge accommodating […]

GWR Bristol

The first element of the proposed World Heritage Site is the complex of first generation buildings at Brunel’s Grade I Listed Temple Meads Station in Bristol. The offices and boardroom at Temple Meads are currently being converted into a museum, the engine shed has been turned into The Exploratory, while the train shed is exhibition […]

New Forest

The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in the heavily-populated south east of England. It covers south-west Hampshire and extends into south-east Wiltshire. The New Forest was proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 1999, and it became […]

Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Abbey

Wearmouth-Jarrow is a twin-foundation English monastery, located on the River Wear in Sunderland and the River Tyne at Jarrow respectively, in the Kingdom of Northumbria (now in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear). Its formal name is The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Wearmouth-Jarrow. Jarrow became the center of Anglo-Saxon learning […]