English Heritage is showcasing the historic buildings and of Rutland and Melton in a new website. The newly-launched 'National Heritage List for England' shows that in what is one of the most beautiful areas of the country there are 66 Grade I listed buildings and 2553 Grade II and Grade II* Listed Buildings. Among the latest to be added are classic telephone kiosks designed by the celebrated architect Giles Gilbert Scott in five Rutland villages.
Lyddington Bede House, a site in English Heritage's National Collection, alone brought in 4,767 visitors to the constituency in 2010/11. English Heritage invested grant offers of £260,627 into the constituency, including £153,000 in partnership with the Heirtage Lottery Fund for the Church of St James the Greater in Ab Kettleby.
Alan Duncan said, ‘People who live here have always known that ours was a very special corner of the world. These figures from English Heritage confirm that Rutland and Melton is the cultural jewel in the UK’s crown.’
Anthony Streeten, Planning Director of English Heritage in the East Midlands added 'We're proud to be helping the people of Rutland and Melton to discover and care for the area's rich heritage, and hope more visitors from England and further afield will be tempted this summer to come and enjoy it for themselves.'