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.
21 April 2017
The Sunbathers by Peter Laszlo Peri has been found after Historic England's call for information on missing public art.
7 April 2017
New Roman finds in North Yorkshire are teaching us more about life in Roman Britain
3 April 2017
New study of human bones supports belief that Mediaeval people thought corpses could arise from their graves, spread disease and assault the living.
20 March 2017
Heritage Action Zones to help attract more tourists, reinvigorate local areas and grow local economies.
© Historic England 2017