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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.

A photo of a woman in Bridget Jones's diary the film walking through london

"It costs £8 for a potato": The London locations where Bridget Jones's Baby was filmed

Back in the city for a third outing, the latest Bridget Jones film visits locations it might not have been allowed into back in 2001, say its producers.

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The Victorian Society's Top Ten Endangered buildings of 2016

The Victorian Society reveals its top ten endangered buildings of 2016 with everything from a sprawling Catholic seminary to a red brick Gothic orphanage crying out for a rescue plan.

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The search is on for Britain's lost public sculptures as Historic England protects five more artworks

A ventilation shaft and a woman carrying a basket of hens on her head are among five artworks given new listed statuses by Historic England, who are trying to find missing public sculptures.

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You could step inside Reading gaol, the Victorian prison where Oscar Wilde served a two-year sentence

Ministry of Justice-sanctioned tours will begin next month at Reading Gaol, the Victorian prison where Oscar Wilde spent most of his time as Prisoner C.3.3.

"It's so grand": Theatre masters dreamthinkspeak on life in Blackpool's famous Winter Gardens

Taking Blackpool’s listed 19th century Winter Gardens as their home, dreamthinkspeak’s new work features a woman who spends 50 years living in the old building.

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Archaeologists have found a plunge pool which could have been part of a healthy living fad in the late 19th century

A plunge pool could have been created during a pre-war period when people valued the health benefits of jumping into cold water, say archaeologists helping to transform Delapre Abbey in Northampton.

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This female skeleton has been discovered at an ancient burial ground on the site of the Queen's Hillsborough Castle residence in Northern Ireland

Hundreds of volunteers have helped unearth a female skeleton which could be 1,000 years old and point to a long-gone medieval church at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.

Grave Encounters: The UK's best heritage cemeteries and graveyards

Culture24 takes a look at Britain's best and most beautiful cemeteries and graveyards. From Iona Island in Scotland to Arnos Vale in Bristol and, of course, Highgate Cemetery in London, these are......

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Mummification, breadmaking and a manifesto for children: Family Friendly Museum Award nominees announced

Two museums in Wales, three in Sussex and Hampton Court Palace are among the names on the ten-venue shortlist for this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award.

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Win all three books shortlisted for the British Archaeological Awards 2016

Studies of St Kilda and Stonehenge and the history of the Welsh slate industry: We have all three shortlisted books from the British Archaeological Awards to give away in our archaeology books......

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