Locals keep history alive 14.01.11
Local people are helping to keep Sutton's history alive by choosing buildings for listings.
Significant landmarks and buildings from across the borough are to be remembered with new local listings after residents nominated a range of notable features they want to see protected and saved for future generations.
The proposed additions to the local list now include over 55 structures following more than 120 nominations from the public. These properties are all either of historic interest due to their connection with people or events of local importance or have significant architectural value.
All make an important contribution to the character and understanding of the borough and range from one of only 55 Victorian post boxes left in the country to the cockerel sign at the top of Sutton High Street and coach houses which used to be part of grand estates in by-gone years.
Cllr Jayne McCoy, Executive Member for Planning Economic Development and Housing, said: "Many of the nominations for listings came from local residents and it is wonderful to know how much pride Sutton people take in the history and heritage of their area."
The consultation on the local list will run from 5 January – 16 February 2011.
To find out more or to tell us what you think of the nominations and for a full list please visit www.sutton.gov.uk/heritage.
Last updated: Friday, 21 January 2011