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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.

The Heritage List

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.

A History of England in 12 Million Records

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.

First to Reach for the Sky

In 1797, a building in Shropshire changed city skylines forever. Unused and derelict for many years, our work with partners is restoring this remarkable piece of the industrial revolution. Find out more


Image of the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth which was home to Patrick Brontë and his three literary daughters Charlotte, Emily and Anne from 1820 onwards.

Monica Ali chooses her top 10 places for Music & Literature in England

6 February 2018

Author Monica Ali chooses her top 10 Music & Literature places in England