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House of Commons Hansard
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World Heritage Sites
06 March 2007
Volume 457
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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which locations in the UK have (a) been granted World Heritage site status, (b) been nominated for such status and (c) indicated to her an interest in making an application for World Heritage site status. [125420]

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The information requested is as follows.

(a) The 27 UK World Heritage sites are listed in the table:

World Heritage sites

Date of inscription

Castles and Town Wall of King Edward in Gwynedd

1986

Durham Castle and Cathedral

1986

Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast

1986

Ironbridge Gorge

1986

St. Kilda

11986

Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites

1986

Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey

1986

Blenheim Palace

1987

City of Bath

1987

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian’s Wall

21987

Palace of Westminster, St. Margaret’s Church and Westminster Abbey

1987

Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine’s Abbey and St. Martin’s Church

1988

Henderson Island

1988

Tower of London

1988

Gough and Inaccessible Islands

31995

Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

1995

Maritime Greenwich

1997

Heart of Neolithic Orkney

1999

Blaenavon Industrial Landscape

2000

The Historic Town of St. George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda

2000

Derwent Valley Mills

2001

Dorset and East Devon Coast

2001

New Lanark

2001

Saltaire

2001

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

2003

Liverpool—Maritime Mercantile City

2004

Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape

2006

1 Extended 2004, 2005

2 Extended 2005

3 Extended 2004

(b) The current UK nominations are Darwin at Downe, which will be considered by the World Heritage Committee in June 2007 and The Antonine Wall, which will be considered in summer 2008.

(c) Between my Department, English Heritage and the Devolved Administrations, we receive on average about one new inquiry each month on prospective sites for inclusion on the UK Tentative List, which is shortly to be reviewed. We currently have some 46 such sites on file, one of which is Colchester.