Download Designation Data
Designation data from the National Heritage List for England (NHLE) is available to download as GIS shapefiles. Here you can find out more about the type of information available and the link to the relevant files.
Download designation GIS data
If you want to download designation data from the National Heritage List for England (NHLE) for use in Geographic Information System (GIS) software packages, you can do this free of charge here:
You can download the following datasets as zipped folders containing Esri shapefiles with associated metadata and licences:
- Listed buildings (as points)
- Scheduled monuments (as polygons)
- Protected wreck sites (as polygons)
- Registered parks and gardens (as polygons)
- Registered battlefields (as polygons)
- World Heritage Sites (as polygons)
- Buildings with Building Preservation Notices (BPNs) (as points)
- Buildings with a Certificate of Immunity (COI) (as points)
The data indicates the location or extent of the designated area and includes basic textual information, such as:
- List Entry Number
- Name of designation
- Grade (where applicable)
- Designation date
- National Grid Reference
- Capture scale
- Area (in hectares)
The Protected Wreck Sites data also includes the Statutory Instrument (SI) number as well as latitude and longitude.
Please note: other digital data, such as background mapping, is not included.
On 1 April 2015 the part of English Heritage represented on this website changed its name to Historic England. You may notice that some of our content still refers to English Heritage. We are in the process of rebranding, but in the meantime please be assured that all our content and guidance is still current.
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