Carved rock face and water chute among Historic England's listed sites

By Maev Kennedy

A burial mount in south-east London also among the 1,033 sites listed on the advice of Historic England in last year

A rock face with carvings by first world war conscientious objectors, the wreck of a US-built ship buried deep in the sand of Minehead beach in Somerset, the oldest water chute in Britain, built in the 1920s in Northamptonshire, and a bronze age burial mound deep in suburban south-east London are among the most unusual structures and sites to have been listed by the government on the advice of Historic England in the last year.

The graffiti carved by conscientious objectors, who were on the run to avoid conscription, have survived on a natural rock outcrop in the Lake District national park. The carvings include the date 1916, the name A Boosey, and six sets of initials believed to be of men who were hiding out in a nearby farmhouse – and possibly keeping watch for the authorities from the rock.

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