Uttlesford, Mid Suffolk, Braintree, East Hertfordshire and Babergh are East of England's heritage hot spots.
From buildings to battlefields, phone boxes to factories, people in the East of England can now go online to find out more about the region's heritage and its protected historic places.
English Heritage has launched The National Heritage List for England, a new online database of the country's protected buildings, parks, landscapes, battlefields, ship wrecks and monuments. To mark this launch English Heritage has revealed the top five local authority designation hot spots in the East of England.
The results reveal that Uttlesford has 3,730 listed buildings, the most in the region followed by Mid Suffolk with 3410. Braintree comes in third place with 3,190 listed buildings closely followed by East Hertfordshire and Babergh with 3033 and 2987 respectively. East Hertfordshire also has the second highest number of Grade II* listed buildings in the region with 199.
Over all, the East of England is home to 15% of England's listed buildings having 57,740 and has the joint second highest number of Grade I listed buildings in the country with 19%, the same percentage as in the South East. It also has 1,724 scheduled monuments and 211 registered parks and gardens, all of which can be found on the List.
Available on the English Heritage website, the List not only maps where places are but in many cases gives detailed descriptions of their special architectural or historic interest. Anyone interested in what's special in their local area, keen to know more about a period in history, or research a particular architectural style will find the list a fantastic resource.
For England as a whole, there are nearly 400,000 places on the List and it is added to daily. In recent months the Winter Gardens at Great Yarmouth has been upgraded to Grade ll* on our recommendation and the Roman settlement at Billingford, Norfolk has been scheduled. Anyone can nominate a place to be considered for designation using the online form on the English Heritage website."
Tony Calladine, Designation team leader at English Heritage, said: "For the first time the National Heritage List for England brings together everything that is designated as deserving special protection, whether it is a listed building, a scheduled monument or a registered park or garden. From the Roman Circus at Colchester to Richardson's Candles street lighting in Cambridge, and from the Ziggurats student accommodation at the University of East Anglia to a Spitfire pen next to the runway at RAF Coltishall, designation is a mark of special interest and helps us to understand and celebrate our shared history."