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Local Heritage List

Do you know of some much loved and iconic heritage in your local area which you would like to protect and celebrate for future generations?

The Local Heritage List project aims to seek out County Durham's treasures.

These could be anything from benches and street signs to green spaces and telephone boxes. We're looking for iconic and much loved buildings, an unusual or old street light or even a shipwreck.

We've been allocated funding by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to protect the gems which make up County Durham's rich and vibrant cultural history.

Pilot areas

Due to the size of our county and the vast amount of potential for the Local Heritage List, we are starting with eight pilot areas before making it available to the rest of the county. We would really like to hear from you and welcome your nomination covering heritage assets from these initial pilot areas: 

  • Bishop Auckland
  • Durham City
  • Sacriston
  • Seaham
  • Sedgefield
  • Shotley Bridge
  • Staindrop and Raby
  • Stockton & Darlington Railway including Shildon

Have your say

The deadline for submissions is Friday 17 December 2021.

What happens next

After this nomination period has closed, we will be working hard to add as many of your submissions to the Historic Environment Record as possible. 

These will then go to an independent panel to assess whether they qualify for the Local Heritage List. You can check for new additions to the list on the Keys to the Past website.

Contact us
Local heritage list
Our address is:
  • Local Heritage Listing Team
  • Neighbourhoods and Climate Change
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • DH1 5UQ