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How To Apply for a Historic Building or Site To Be Protected Through Listing

You can apply for a historic building or site to be protected through the listing system by completing our online application form.

You can apply to protect:

  • Buildings
  • Monuments, including war memorials, currently one of our major priorities
  • Parks, gardens or battlefields and
  • Wreck sites

If successful, the building or site will then be added to the National Heritage List for England (NHLE).

You can also use the online form to amend or remove existing entries from the NHLE, as well as to apply for Fast-Track Listing and a Listing Enhancement as part of our Enhanced Advisory Services.

Making an application

Just follow these two steps in order to make an application.

Step 1: Check that the place you are nominating is eligible

We only take forward applications where the building or site:

Step 2: Completing the form

Need more information?

Certificates of Immunity and Building Preservation Notices

You can also apply for a Certificate of Immunity (COI) and a Building Preservation Notice (BPN) using the above form.

However, certain restrictions apply to these types of application. See the fact sheets below for more information.


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