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The Historic England Archive

Discover more about England's archaeology, historic buildings and social history using the Historic England Archive. We hold over 12 million photographs, drawings, reports and publications from the 1850s to the present day, covering the whole country. Over a million of our records can be searched online.

You can use our collections to:

  • Find out about your home's history
  • Learn about your local area
  • Research individual buildings and archaeological sites
  • Discover England's changing urban and rural landscape

Also of interest...


An antique dial phone on a shelf
Historic England Archive

The Engine House,
Fire Fly Avenue,

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