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.
20 March 2017
Heritage Action Zones to help attract more tourists, reinvigorate local areas and grow local economies.
8 March 2017
Historic England and The Royal Society celebrate International Women’s Day by bringing to light the exceptional achievements of female scientists
22 February 2017
The landmark Schlumberger Gould Research Centre in Cambridge designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, one of the leading British architects of recent times, has been listed at Grade II* by Heritage Minister Tracey Crouch on the advice of Historic England.
16 February 2017
We have objected to proposals for a large development, including two towers, in the historic heart of Manchester
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