We are the public body that looks after England's historic environment. We champion and protect historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.
Nearly 400,000 of the most important historic places in England are listed. The List includes buildings, battlefields, monuments, parks, gardens, shipwrecks and more. Listing makes sure their value is protected.
Discover England's archaeology, historic buildings and social history using the Historic England Archive. We hold 12 million photographs, drawings, reports and publications from the 1850s to the present day.
We research the historic environment to discover new things that help people care for and enjoy historic places.
22 February 2017
The landmark Schlumberger Gould Research Centre in Cambridge designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, one of the leading British architects of recent times, has been listed at Grade II* by Heritage Minister Tracey Crouch on the advice of Historic England.
16 February 2017
We have objected to proposals for a large development, including two towers, in the historic heart of Manchester
13 February 2017
To commemorate the centenary of the loss of the British ship the SS Mendi Historic England is publishing a new book, We Die Like Brothers.
8 February 2017
The proposed A303 tunnel of at least 2.9km within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site would remove the majority of the existing damaging road from the World Heritage Site opening up more of the ancient landscape to the public.
© Historic England 2017