A SHIPWRECK in Minehead is among more than 1,000 places to have been granted protected status by Historic England.

The organisation has revealed a list of sites to be given the status this year and the unidentified wooden wreck at Madbrain Sands is included.

The wreck was exposed by the winter storms of 2014/2015 and is believed to possibly be the Bristol Packet, which wrecked at Minehead in 1808.

Other sites included on the list are:

  • Sheriff of London's Gardens in Turvey, Bedfordshire, a landscape associated with Turvey House laid out in the late 18th century, with John Nash believed to have had a hand in its design.
  • Inscriptions left by First World War conscientious objectors, near Broughton-in-Furness, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, who carved 1916, CONs OBJECTORS, a name and sets of initials while on the run from the authorities.
  • Post-War "Lego Building", at the University of Reading in Berkshire, built in 1970-1972, and dubbed the Lego Building because of its distinctive, exposed concrete design.
  • White Lion pub in Westhoughton, Bolton, Greater Manchester, which dates from the early 19th century but features a 1920s refit as part of the "improved" pubs movement to reduce drunkenness.
  • Bronze Age funerary barrow in Shooters Hill, Greenwich, south-east London, the last remaining of a group of six, with four thought to have been built on in the 1930s and the location of one other one unknown.
  • Gunboat sheds associated with the Crimean War at Haslar Gunboat Yard, Gosport, Hampshire, part of a site for the British gunboat fleet that developed in the 1850s, for their storage, maintenance and fast launch.
  • The water chute at Wicksteed Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire, built in 1926 and the oldest in Britain.
  • 18th century artificial bee hives in St Teath, Bodmin, Cornwall, featuring "bee bole walls" which would have housed an early form of basket-like woven hive for honey bees known as a "skep".
  • Former women's prison and exercise yard at Rye Castle, East Sussex, developed to house female prisoners separately and giving a glimpse of an imprisoned woman's lot in the early 19th century - Listed at Grade II.
  • Rare clapper bridge in Castleton, Whitby, North Yorkshire, a simple form of bridge with horizontal stone slabs supported by vertical piers and rare for its time in the later 18th century, when more complex arched bridges were more common - Listed at Grade II.
  • Olde English Tea House in Sunnyhurst Wood, Darwen, Lancashire, constructed in 1911-1912 to mark the accession and coronation of King George V.
  • Clayhall Royal Naval Cemetery Chapel in Gosport, Hampshire, laid out in the 1850s and filled with the dead of naval campaigns, conflicts and tragedies of the 19th and 20th century.
  • Leighton family tomb in St Mary's Churchyard, Harrow on the Hill, north-west London, designed by John Leighton, a prolific book cover designer and illustrator, and covered in playful monograms and decoration.
  • Rare bathing house and Sea Wall at Norris Castle in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, designed as a castellated tower in a similar style to the nearby Gothic revival castle.
  • War memorial to 2,130 City of London employees, St Michael's Alley, Cornhill, central London, who volunteered for military service in the First World War, at least 170 of whom died.
  • A series of six Victorian lamp-posts in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, designed in 1848 and thought to have been moved to Montpellier Parade from another location in the town the 1970s.
  • Jewish Mortuary Chapel in Norwich, Norfolk, a small chapel and accompanying burial ground in the northern part Earlham Cemetery which provided dedicated facilities for burying Jewish people.
  • Replica of the grotto at religious pilgrimage site Lourdes in Hednesford, Staffordshire, completed in 1934 - Listed at Grade II.
  • Alan Sorrell "Seasons" mural at Myton School in Warwick, Warwickshire, painted in 1953 by the significant neo-Romantic artist and featuring a fire-breathing dragon.
  • Archaeological remains of 13th century monastic buildings, near Hinton Priory in Bath, Somerset, which is a very rare and significant site for the understanding of the life of the Carthusian Order.