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Somme Memorials Listed

Historic England marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme with 15 new and upgraded war memorial listings.

These memorials are poignant reminders of the terrible consequences for communities across England of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War.

Preston War Memorial in the Market Place with pedestrians walking around in the sunshine.

Help Chronicle Our Missing History

Share your knowledge and photos on the nation's list of historic buildings and places. With your help, we can hand our collective knowledge on to future generations. Find out how to Enrich the List.

The Heritage List

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


Columns inside Dalton Mills, Keighley, Yorkshire

Report Calls For More Developers and Owners To Take On Mill Regeneration

30 June 2016

Over 1000 of West Yorkshire's textile mills are either vacant or underused; bringing them back into use could accommodate 27,000 homes or 150,000 jobs

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.