The 10 places in the Loss & Destruction category of A History of England in 100 Places are:
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England said “This category has given us ten striking examples of places that have been lost or destroyed, or those that have been witness to loss and destruction. Some of these have been the sites of terrible tragedies, which for better or worse have shaped us as a nation, or taught us how to confront the past, present and future and make progress from what we have learned.”
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Ecclesiastical Insurance, said “Loss, recovery and compassion are at the heart of what we do. These 10 places mark times of tragedy but they also remind us of the triumph of hope and renewal that mark our humanity, and will continue to do so.”
The campaign continues
Historic sites across the country have shaped England. Historic England and Ecclesiastical still need the public’s help to create a list of the 100 buildings and places which best tell the country’s story and how it has shaped the world.