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Elizabethan Playhouses Given Protection

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the remains of the first and last Elizabethan playhouses built in London have been protected.

Three bear-baiting pits from the same period have also been protected and five buildings in Stratford-upon-Avon have been relisted.

Illustration of The Theatre by Judith Dobie

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.

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.

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 and vote for your favourite project.

The Heritage List

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


Image of St Ann's Court in Surrey, which was the home of Gerald Schlesinger and Christopher Tunnard, built between 1936-7 as an example of “queer architecture”.

England's Queer History Recognised, Recorded and Celebrated

23 September 2016

'Pride of Place' research project uncovers and celebrates LGBTQ heritage across England

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.