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Listing is the all-encompassing term for the listing of buildings, scheduling of monuments, registering of parks, gardens and battlefields and protecting wreck sites.

Listing is the act of identifying the most important parts of our heritage so they can receive special protection. We celebrate their significance - and make sure that our history can be enjoyed by present and future generations.

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    Search the List

    The National Heritage List for England (NHLE) is the only official and up-to-date database of all listed and designated heritage sites.

  • View of Egglestone Abbey Premonstratensian monastery.

    Enrich the List

    Take part in a new initiative to enrich our understanding of our nationally important historic sites.

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    Get a Historic Site Listed

    Find out how you can get a historic building or site protected through listing.

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    What is Listing?

    An overview of what listing is and why Historic England does it.

  • People seated on benches around flower beds in a park with a mausoleum in the background

    Listing Guidance

    Our selection guides help us to recommend whether or not a site should be added to the List.

  • Front view of the Former Central Electricity Board Building (The Pavilions).

    Latest Listings

    See some of the hundreds of historic treasures that we have protected through listing in the last year.

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