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.
Find out how the Heritage Action Zones initiative aims to improve quality of life in communities across England.
21 September 2017
Report reveals the vital contribution of heritage to England's economic prosperity.
20 September 2017
A new study is challenging the previously understood narrative for prehistoric life on Orkney.
20 August 2017
Wrecks of merchant ships containing 15 cast iron English cannons off Chesil Beach and a First World War mine-laying U-boat off Whitby protected.
18 August 2017
Dutch and British maritime archaeologists are excavating the wreck of the Rooswijk this summer
© Historic England 2017