Friston post mill, Suffolk

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Industrial Heritage at Risk

Listed industrial buildings are more at risk than almost any other kind of heritage, according to a major research project carried out by English Heritage. You can find out more about the threats to our industrial heritage in this section, as well as how to get involved in rescuing it, re-using it and caring for it. So, whether you are an owner or a developer, whether you are involved in a local trust, work for a local authority or whether you just want to find out about industrial buildings with a connection to your family, we hope you find something relevant and inspiring.

  • Middelport pottery, Stoke on Trent

    What We Mean by 'Industrial'

    Industrial Heritage at Risk covers the period 1750 - to date, in particular from the Industrial Revolution to the onset of the First World War.

  • Pleasley Colliery, Bolsover, Derbyshire at sunset.

    Protecting Industrial Sites

    Historic England and its predecessors have a notable and long record in protecting our industrial heritage through the designation process.

  • Green Lane Works, Sheffield

    Looking After Our Industrial Heritage

    This section provides information for those who own, manage or are developing an industrial site or want to set up a building preservation trust.

  • North Leverton windmill, Nottinghamshire

    Getting Involved

    Whether you are interested in getting your hands dirty by volunteering at an industrial heritage site, or simply finding out a bit more about our industrial past from the comfort of your computer, there are lots of ways to get involved.