6,000 sites on historic danger list

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A 100-year-old cinema in Devon, a Margate roller coaster and Britain's first atomic bomb store, in Thetford Heath, Suffolk, are among the historic sites at risk of being lost for future generations, warns English Heritage.

The latest Heritage at Risk register revealed that 5,831 listed buildings, monuments, archaeological sites, battlefields, shipwrecks, places of worship, conservation areas and landscapes in England are under threat from neglect, decay and damage. English Heritage also said it would assess 345,000 Grade II listed buildings.