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We are the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England's spectacular historic environment.

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


05 Dec 1940. The caption on the reverse of the photograph reads: “Hope Hospital, Salford. Picture shows the Sister Tutor, Sister F. E. Knowles, giving a class of nurses who are taking the Preliminary State Examination in February a demonstration in the ward on the B.L.B. oxygen mask.” Source: Historic England Archive MED01/01/1358

Recently Uncovered Photograph Collection Reveals Extraordinary Insight into pre-NHS Healthcare

26 April 2018

A collection of 4,050 photographs uncovered in the Historic England Archive is giving up its secrets after more than 70 years.