War horse grave and Skegness gardens join Historic England list

By Maev Kennedy

Festival of Britain-style clock tower and neolithic trackway also among 1,000 significant sites added to database in 2017

A memorial in Liverpool to a war horse which returned safely from the front, and the seaside gardens where entrepreneur Billy Butlin first set up a humble hoopla stall, then the first dodgems in England and finally the first of his famous holiday camps, are among the more unusual buildings and structures which earned the honour of being listed in 2017.

The sites were among more than 1,000 new entries on the Historic England register. The public body's chief executive, Duncan Wilson, said almost everyone in England – 99% of the population – lived within a mile of a listed site, some even world famous. “These sites are irreplaceable and showcase the wonderfully distinct and diverse character of England and its people across thousands of years,” he said.

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