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Listing is the act of identifying the most important parts of our heritage so they can be protected by law. In listing historic buildings or sites we celebrate their significance and make sure that our history can be enjoyed by present and future generations.

The list of protected buildings or sites is known as The Heritage List (officially the National Heritage List for England or NHLE) it is the official and up to date record of all nationally protected historic buildings or sites in England.

This record is a searchable treasure trove of places that are special. It contains information on Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments, Registered Parks, Gardens and Battlefields and Protected Wreck Sites.  You can also share your own understanding and photos of the places you know.

  • Woman walking past telephone kiosks in Cheltenham

    Search the List

    Search the only official list of protected historic sites. Use our map search to see which buildings or sites are protected.

  • The Bee Shelter and St. Mary the Virgin Church from the east

    Enrich the List

    Add your knowledge and photos to our understanding of important historic sites. Your contribution could enrich The List for generations to come.

  • People sitting on benches with stone cottages in the background

    Get a Historic Site Listed

    Concerned about the future of a historic place you know and love? Find out how you can get it protected through listing.

  • Person walking passed urinals

    What is Listing?

    Find out what listing is, how it preserves our heritage for the future and how we all benefit from that.

  • People seated on benches around flower beds in a park with a mausoleum in the background

    Listing Guidance

    Find out what we consider when recommending a building or site for listing.

  • Front view of the Former Central Electricity Board Building (The Pavilions).

    Latest Listings

    See some of the hundreds of historic treasures that we have protected through listing in the last year.

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