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Advice

Historic England publishes an extensive range of expert advice and guidance to help you care for and protect historic places.

  • A terrace of houses dating from the Arts and Crafts period

    Your Home

    Find lots of practical help on how to look after your home, whether it's listed, in a conservation area or simply an older building.

  • Battersea Power Station

    Planning

    See our advice on heritage and the planning system.

  • Close up of an old key and lock

    Latest Advice and Guidance

    Find out what advice and guidance we have published in the last six months.

  • Construction worker renovating a greenhouse at Wentworth Castle in Barnsley.

    Caring for Heritage

    Find out how to care for the heritage on your doorstep, from war memorials and cemeteries to places of worship and local streets.

  • a block of handmade bricks stackd at a brick and tile works

    Technical Guidance

    See our guidance on conserving buildings, making historic places accessible for disabled people, dealing with flooding and surveying.

  • Roof top picture of Westonzoyland pumping station.

    Heritage at Risk

    Find out which of England's historic sites are currently at risk.

  • View of Blencowe Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, lit at twilight.

    Constructive Conservation

    Find out more about constructive conservation, our positive, well-informed, collaborative approach to conservation and our guiding principles.

  • View of the Royal Border Bridge which crosses to Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed.

    Heritage Protection Guide

    Welcome to the most comprehensive online guide to heritage protection in England.

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