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Registered Battlefields at Risk

The Register of Historic Battlefields comprises the sites of 43 of the most important military battles on English soil. These were often the turning points in English history - places where people risked their lives fighting for a cause - but are vulnerable to many different modern-day pressures. They range in date from 991 (Maldon) to 1685 (Sedgemoor), representing many different phases in our history.

Flodden is affected by some significant localised problems

Flodden, Northumberland. In advance of the quincentenary of the battle, a partnership has been forged to develop a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme to cover the entire site.

Registered Battlefields at Risk 2010 - the curent situation

Of England's 43 registered battlefields, six are considered to be at risk of losing some or all of their historical significance from the pressures of modern development - one less than a year ago.

Since the publication of the 2009 Heritage at Risk Register, Langport in Somerset has been removed from the 'at risk' category following discussions with the local planning authority.  They have now acknowledged the potential risk that new developments could have on this site.

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