This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.

Do You Own a Site On The Register?

Historic England contacts all owners of sites that are included on our Heritage at Risk Register to find out how we can best help.

If you own a site that's included on the Register, you should have been contacted when your site was added.

If you own or manage a site on the Register, but you have not been contacted by us, we apologise and ask that you contact us by calling the relevant local office.

Search the Heritage at Risk Register

Guidance on maintaining vacant buildings

Historic England (formerly English Heritage) has published guidance for owners of vacant historic buildings which covers:

  • Temporary uses for these buildings
  • How to maintain them and
  • How to mothball them 

Vacant Historic Buildings

Vacant Historic Buildings

Published 19 October 2011

An owner’s guide to temporary uses, maintenance and mothballing. Summary of full guidance to help owners to reduce the risks facing empty buildings, by undertaking a range of precautionary measures and adopting an active management approach.

Was this page helpful?


Planning Business Support Team

Planning Group

Related documents

Also of interest...