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Site of Munitions Factory Where 35 Women Died Given Heritage Protection

The former First World War National Filling Factory in Barnbow, Leeds saw the first major loss of female civilian workers in England during the war.

View across a busy factory floor of women workers assembling bombshells at Barnbow National Filling Factory.
    • Barnbow National Filling Factory
      © The National Archives, ref. MUN5/155

England’s LGBTQ History Recorded and Celebrated

Grave of Amelia Edwards listed and other buildings relisted - including the home of Oscar Wilde - to recognise the untold queer stories behind England’s historic places.

Gorgeous Georgians

Share your pictures of listed Georgian sites with the nation. The List has over 400,000 entries from palaces, parks and follies to forges, prisons and pubs.  Click each photo to enlarge and find out more about each place and contribution.

Angel Awards Shortlist for 2016

The Historic England Angel Awards celebrate the efforts of people who protect, save and share their local heritage. You can now see the shortlist of entries.

The Heritage List

Explore England's historic places. Find out what makes them important and why they're protected by listing.


Illustration of The Theatre

Elizabethan Playhouses and Bear Baiting Arenas Given Protection

26 September 2016

The Theatre and The Hope join the Rose and the Globe on Bankside, London as scheduled monuments.

Get Involved

When it comes to historic places, England is full of treasures. People up and down the country look after them. There are lots of ways you can join in, from researching the history of the WWI Home Front to becoming an archive detective.

The Historic England Archive

Discover more about the historic buildings, social history and archaeology of your local area. Explore photographs, drawings and plans from the 1850s to the present day.