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Download Designation Data

Designation data from the National Heritage List for England (NHLE) is available to download as GIS shapefiles. Here you can find out more about the type of information available and the link to the relevant files.

View onto the Lace Market, Nottingham.
Lace Market, Nottingham © Historic England (DP136181)

Download designation GIS data

If you want to download designation data from the National Heritage List for England (NHLE) for use in Geographic Information System (GIS) software packages, you can do this free of charge here:

Download Designation GIS data

You can download the following datasets as zipped folders containing Esri shapefiles with associated metadata and licences:

  • Listed buildings (as points)
  • Scheduled monuments (as polygons)
  • Protected wreck sites (as polygons)
  • Registered parks and gardens (as polygons)
  • Registered battlefields (as polygons)
  • World Heritage Sites (as polygons)
  • Buildings with Building Preservation Notices (BPNs) (as points)
  • Buildings with a Certificate of Immunity (COI) (as points)

The data indicates the location or extent of the designated area and includes basic textual information, such as:

  • List Entry Number
  • Name of designation
  • Grade (where applicable)
  • Designation date
  • National Grid Reference
  • Capture scale
  • Easting
  • Northing
  • Area (in hectares)

The Protected Wreck Sites data also includes the Statutory Instrument (SI) number as well as latitude and longitude.

Please note: other digital data, such as background mapping, is not included.

A map showing listed building points in blue, scheduled monument polygons in pink, and registered park and garden polygons in green in the area around Liverpool Street Station in central London.
Designation data around Liverpool Street Station in central London. © Crown Copyright and database right 2015. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.

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