Hillsborough stadium and Farfield Inn named on England’s most historic places list

Sheffield’s Hillsborough stadium and Farfield Inn have been named on a list of England’s most historic locations and events.

Historic England‘s guide, dubbed A History of England in 100 places, aims “to encourage debate about which places best tell the country’s national story”.

The site of the 1989 football disaster in which 96 fans were crushed during an FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was included in an initial shortlist of 10 locations.

Families of the victims later campaigned for a new inquiry into the deaths, and 27 years later in 2016, new inquests found the fans had been unlawfully killed.

The inquests concluded the supporters themselves were not to blame for the disaster.

Farfield Inn on Neepsend Lane was listed by English Heritage in 1995 and built in 1753.

The list is being put together based on public votes.