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We are the public body that looks after England's historic environment. We champion and protect historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.

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.

Always Learning

We research the historic environment to discover new things that help people care for and enjoy historic places.

News

A plank lined grave with human remains

Exceptional Survival of Rare Anglo-Saxon Coffins

16 November 2016

Archaeologists have revealed evidence of what might have been the final resting place for a community of early Christians.