Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

This year we’ve been demystifying Listing, talking about the importance of public art, and exploring LGBTQ history, among many other topics. In case you missed them, here’s a recap of the most-read blog posts of this year. Let us know in the comments what you’d like to see on Heritage Calling in 2017. 1. 7 Buildings to Mark the Brontë Bicentenary   From the buildings that inspired her first novel Jane Eyre, to the house where she contracted a fatal illness, hereRead more

Gruesome Georgians: Crime and Punishment

In Georgian Britain, crime was rife. Over 200 offences were punishable by death, including murder, rape, arson, forgery and sheep stealing. A gruesome, painful and humiliating demise was often favoured by the courts. Many buildings and structures related to Georgian crime and punishment survive, and many are listed as  fine examples of Georgian architecture, as well as for their place in the fascinating history of our justice system. The Women’s Prison, York (now York Castle Museum). Grade I listed The grandRead more