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Latest Advice and Guidance

This page highlights our most recent advice and guidance on a wide range of heritage-related topics. All of our advice is free to download from the Publications section of our website.

We've just put together a downloadable list of Advice and Guidance New Titles and Backlist

This page includes the follow lists:

New advice and guidance

List of our new advice and guidance documents published in the last six months.

Land Contamination and Archaeology

Land Contamination and Archaeology

Published 1 February 2017

This guidance raises awareness of the need to consider archaeology during land contamination assessment and management.

Organic Residue Analysis and Archaeology

Organic Residue Analysis and Archaeology

Published 23 January 2017

This document provides guidance for good practice in the recovery, analysis and publication of organic residues from archaeological sites.

Repointing Brick and Stone Walls

Repointing Brick and Stone Walls

Published 23 January 2017

This guidance provides a brief technical guide to the key issues and stages that need to be considered when repointing brick or stone walls of older buildings.

Preserving Archaeological Remains

Preserving Archaeological Remains

Published 8 November 2016

Guidance on how to preserve archaeological sites affected by development or other land-use change.

Civil Defence - From the First World War to the Cold War

Civil Defence - From the First World War to the Cold War

Published 20 October 2016

This document looks at the range of civil defence buildings used in the Second World War through to the Cold War.

Law Courts and Courtrooms 1: The Buildings of the Criminal Law

Law Courts and Courtrooms 1: The Buildings of the Criminal Law

Published 8 September 2016

This document tells the story of how buildings have been adapted initially and subsequently constructed to meet the needs of England’s complex criminal legal system. It also explains how the courtroom has evolved from a gathering of professionals around a table in the medieval hall to the specialised, purpose-built, modern courtroom.

Law Courts and Courtrooms 2: Civil and Coroner’s Courts

Law Courts and Courtrooms 2: Civil and Coroner’s Courts

Published 8 September 2016

This document describes the development of buildings associated with these two strands of law, from adapting existing structures to creating purpose-built courts.

Post-War Public Art

Post-War Public Art

Published 5 September 2016

This document outlines good practice on the care and management of post-war public art, including regular maintenance and planned conservation work.

Nonconformist Places of Worship

Nonconformist Places of Worship

Published 31 August 2016

This document looks at the history of 'nonconformist' chapels and meeting houses and describes the issues faced by the closure or reuse of many which remain in existence.

Drawing for Understanding

Drawing for Understanding

Published 31 July 2016

This guidance describes a method of recording historic buildings for the purpose of historical understanding using analytical site drawing and measuring by hand.

Revised and updated advice and guidance

List of the advice and guidance documents we've revised and updated in the last six months.

Traditional Windows: their care, repair and upgrading

Traditional Windows: their care, repair and upgrading

Published 8 February 2017

Guidance and best practice on the understanding, conservation and thermal upgrading of traditional windows.

Guidance for Sentencers

Guidance for Sentencers

Published 1 February 2017

This guidance is designed to assist Judges, Magistrates and their legal advisers in determining the appropriate sentence for a heritage crime.

Historic Military Aviation Sites

Historic Military Aviation Sites

Published 19 October 2016

This leaflet provides guidance on the management of historic military airfields and their associated buildings so that their special character and interest are preserved and enhanced.

Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment

Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment

Published 1 December 2016

This document seeks to provide advice on historic environment considerations as part of the Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment process.

Signal Boxes

Signal Boxes

Published 7 September 2016

This short guide provides an introduction to the history and typology of railway signal boxes. It is intended to support the listing selection guide on Transport Buildings.

Buildings and Infrastructure for the Motor Car

Buildings and Infrastructure for the Motor Car

Published 31 August 2016

This short guide provides an introduction to the history and development of buildings associated with motoring in England. It is intended to support the listing selection guide on Transport Buildings.

Sourcing Stone for Historic Building Repair

Sourcing Stone for Historic Building Repair

Published 3 August 2016

This technical advice note is aimed at architects, surveyors, engineers, building managers, contractors, conservation officers and owners who need to obtain matching stone for repairing a historic building or monument.

Coming soon

In the next few months we will be producing the following new advice and guidance:

  • The sustainable use of energy in traditional dwellings
  • Photogrammetric applications for cultural heritage

We will also be revising and updating our listing selection guides.

Email guidance@HistoricEngland.org.uk if you would like to find out more about any of the advice and guidance projects we are working on at the moment.

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