Policy paper

Draft UK statements of outstanding universal value 2011

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Draft statements of outstanding universal value (SOUVs) for UK locations which are candidates for listing as World Heritage Sites.



Details of the draft statements of outstanding universal values for candidate World Heritage Sites in the UK as follows:

  • Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church
  • Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
  • City of Bath
  • Durham Castle and Cathedral
  • Heart of Neolithic Orkney
  • Ironbridge Gorge
  • Maritime Greenwich
  • New Lanark
  • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
  • Stonehenge, Avebury and associated sites
  • Studley Royal Park including the ruins of Fountains Abbey
  • The Tower of London
  • Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St Margaret’s Church
  • Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast
  • St Kilda