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From stately homes to 20th century office blocks - explore Britain's built heritage with news, event listings, features and web resources collected from historic sites across the UK.

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Historic Scotland appeals for referendum calm as heritage sites host yes and no campaigns

Authorities have been forced to remove banners from Arthur's Seat, the extinct volcano overlooking the Scottish Parliament, as the independence referendum nears.

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Open competition lets London homeowners make their house a National Trust property

In an open competition with four £1,000 prizes, house-proud Londoners are being given the chance to make their home the National Trust's 13th property in the capital.

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Bath's version of Great British Bake Off to support £19.3 million Abbey campaign

The public are being invited to take part in a day of baking and fine food, launching a campaign to restore Bath Abbey's floor in the home city of Bake Off judge Mary Berry.

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UK Prefab Museum battles for survival with Kickstarter campaign

A living museum in a prefab in Catford is using a kickstarter campaign so it can stay open and celebrate post-war life through art, archives and the sharing of memories.

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Major community archaeology project explores the industrial heritage of Portobello Edinburgh

Dig Portobello, an ambitious weekend of archaeological excavations and activities led by volunteers, will explore the industrial heritage of the Edinburgh seaside suburb.

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Game of Thrones star launches Wall Face - the faces who saved and preserved Hadrian's Wall

A Wall-wide display of portraits of the pioneers who protected, conserved or told the story of Hadrian’s Wall is to be launched by Games of Thrones star Ben Crompton, who plays Dolorous Edd.

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English Heritage appeals to public to tag vast collection of First World War aerial photos

First World War Centenary planners and English Heritage are asking the public to share their knowledge of some of the sites shown in Britain from Above's collection of 95,000 photos.

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19th century whale jawbone leaves Edinburgh Meadows as repair bid begins

Experts are about to launch a repair job on the Jawbone Arch, which has stood over the gateway to Edinburgh's Meadows since the aftermath of a science exhibition in 1886.

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Lady Gaga Parliament protest prevails as Secretary of State rules on Smithfield Market

An army of Lady Gaga-inspired protestors are enjoying the edge of glory after their opposition to a proposed retail and office development saw a government inquiry go their way.

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Tower Bridge at 120: Ten museums, galleries and artists telling the tale of the landmark

Enter the Victorian Engine Rooms of Tower Bridge, find out when you can swim the Thames and see the ways in which artists have depicted the icon through the ages.

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English Heritage launches investigation into "severely threatened" traditional English pub

English Heritage researchers will concentrate on 19th and 20th century pubs in Leeds in a bid to enhance our appreciation of the disappearing buildings.

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Neolithic houses showed Stonehenge residents as talented builders, recreators say

See pictures of the Neolithic houses which have been opened to the public at Stonehenge - recreated based on the painstaking building processes of 2,500 years ago.

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Abandoned medieval Northamptonshire villages recognised as Ancient Monuments

Acting on the advice of English Heritage, the government has assigned extra protection to a series of important medieval villages in Northamptonshire.

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Hunterian Museum recreates lost tomb of Robert the Bruce

Uniting pieces of the Bruce’s lost tomb for the first time, Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum has created a 3D digital model of what it may once have been like

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Archaeologists in York appeal for memories of 1940s buildings at medieval Guildhall

Archaeologists want the public to play an important part in interpreting a site which was visited by Richard III during the 15th century.

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