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Shortlist for 2016 Angel Awards Announced

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 for 2016 and vote for your favourite project.

A group of four men and a young woman wearing working clothes and hi-vis jackets pose with wheel barrows and a tin of paint in front of a chapel
    • Local residents, school children and construction students have all been involved in rescuing Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapel

Your Contributions to The List

A big thank you to the members of the public who have contributed these great photos and insights to The List of protected historic places. Click each photo to enlarge and find out more about each place and contribution.

I am London

We're celebrating London's unique and complex identity in our free exhibition 'I am London', open until Sunday 4 September. Don't miss this snapshot of London in a microcosm, portrayed through its people and the historic places they love.

The Heritage List

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


The main winch on the wreck of the 'Arfon' - the First World War minesweeping trawler which has been given protection by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. © Swanage Boat Charters Ltd

Minesweeping Trawler Untouched on the Seabed for 100 Years Protected

19 August 2016

Rare and exceptionally well-preserved First World War trawler and minesweeper given special protection

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.