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National Heritage Protection Plan Research 2011-2015

Search here for research produced as part of the former National Heritage Protection Plan (NHPP), between 2011 and 2015. It predated the separation of Historic England and the English Heritage Trust. Research was targeted at increasing understanding and informing decision making about protecting the historic environment. 

We carried out some of the projects ourselves and also commissioned other organisations to do some projects.  You can out more about how research is commissioned from our Heritage Protection Commissions grant pages

  • If you are not familiar with the structure of the former plan you can use the "refine results" button to search from a list of broad types of heritage interest such as “built heritage”.
  • You can use the "refine results" button to search by historic periods.  Many research activities covered multiple periods.
  • If you are familiar with the now superseded plan you can also refine your search by its “Measures”. These were the main areas of protecting heritage that it set out to address.
  • Scroll down to see the list of results headings displayed and click on each for more details. The default setting displays all thematic research headings from the former plan.

To find out more about how this superseded plan worked, see the NHPP framework and the former English Heritage Action Plan 2011-2015  or view progress and review reports made over the course of the plan.  You can also see developments on the replacement Historic England Action Plan.

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  • Wetland and Waterlogged Heritage Survey NHPP Activity 3A5

    Research carried out 2011-2015, about identifying often well preserved wetland and waterlogged archaeological sites to help prevent their loss.

    Measure: 3. Identifying heritage

    Heritage Interest: Environmental, Archaeology, Survey

  • Heritage Management, Conservation and Craft Skills Shortages NHPP Activity 2E1

    Research carried out 2011-2015 to identify and ease expertise shortages and skills gaps in traditional building craft and heritage management skills.

    Measure: 2. Threats

    Heritage Interest: Skills, training and capacity

  • Historic Water Management Assets NHPP Activity 4B1

    Research carried out 2011-2015 into understanding the significance of England's historic water management sites and buildings

    Measure: 4. Understanding significance

    Heritage Interest: Environmental, Archaeology, Built heritage

  • Agriculture and Forestry Impacts NHPP Activity 2D1

    Research carried out 2011-2014 into reducing the threat posed by modern agriculture and forestry practices on England’s heritage.

    Measure: 2. Threats

    Heritage Interest: Rural, Environmental

  • Ploughzone Archaeology NHPP Activity 4G2

    Research carried out 2011-2015 into understanding the significance and management issues of archaeology within and immediately beneath the ploughzone.

    Measure: 4. Understanding significance

    Heritage Interest: Rural, Early human activity, Archaeology

    Period: Anglo-Saxon, Bronze Age, Civil War, Iron Age, Jacobean, Medieval, Neolithic, Palaeolithic & Mesolithic, Roman, Stuart, Sub-Roman, Tudor, Viking

  • Recreational Activities NHPP Activity 2B3

    Research carried out 2011-2015 about reducing damage to our heritage brought about by some recreational pursuits.

    Measure: 2. Threats

    Heritage Interest: Heritage crime, neglect and damage, Sports and leisure heritage and impacts

  • Energy Generation Impacts National Heritage Protection Plan Activity 2D3

    Research carried out 2011-2015 into analysing and mitigating effects on heritage of changes to energy generation and supply methods.

    Measure: 2. Threats

    Heritage Interest: Environmental

  • Submerged Heritage Assets and Landscapes NHPP Activity 4H1

    Research carried out 2011-2015 on understanding the significance and character of individual submerged sites and of past landscapes now submerged below the sea.

    Measure: 4. Understanding significance

    Heritage Interest: Marine, maritime and coastal, Early human activity, The recent past, Archaeology

    Period: Anglo-Saxon, Bronze Age, Civil War, Edwardian, First World War, Georgian, Iron Age, Jacobean, Medieval, Neolithic, Palaeolithic & Mesolithic, Post-war, Restoration, Roman, Second World War, Stuart, Sub-Roman, Tudor, Victorian

  • Managing Change at Historic England Properties NHPP Activity 7A2

    Research carried out 2011-2015 to support managing change on English Heritage's Estate and keep its historic significance.

    Measure: 7. Protecting/managing historic estates

    Heritage Interest: Conservation and repair, Planning and designation

  • Underpinning Local Planning Processes NHPP Activity 5B2

    Research undertaken 2011-2015 into systems and tools to support local groups involved in heritage aspects of planning.

    Measure: 5. Protecting significance

    Heritage Interest: Planning and designation, Localism and local government

  • Attritional Environmental Threats NHPP Activity 2C2

    Research carried out 2011-2015 about analysing and managing gradual environmental threats to England's heritage of building landscapes and collections.

    Measure: 2. Threats

    Heritage Interest: Conservation and repair, Environmental

  • Major Environmental Threats NHPP Activity 2C1

    Work from the National Heritage Protection Plan 2011-2015 about the threat posed to heritage by natural and environmental events such as flooding and erosion.

    Measure: 2. Threats

    Heritage Interest: Environmental

  • Traditional Industry, Modern Industry, Mining and Associated Housing, NHPP Activity 4B2

    Research carried 2011-2015, out focusing on priorities for understanding and protecting the most significant parts of England's industrial heritage.

    Measure: 4. Understanding significance

    Heritage Interest: Archaeology, Built heritage

    Period: Bronze Age, First World War, Georgian, Post-war, Second World War, Victorian

  • Marine Exploitation Impacts NHPP Activity 2D2

    Research carried out 2011-2015 about effects of exploiting marine resources on England's heritage of submerged landscapes and wrecks.

    Measure: 2. Threats

    Heritage Interest: Environmental, Marine, maritime and coastal, Archaeology

    Period: Anglo-Saxon, Bronze Age, Civil War, Edwardian, First World War, Georgian, Interwar, Iron Age, Jacobean, Medieval, Neolithic, Palaeolithic & Mesolithic, Post-war, Restoration, Roman, Second World War, Stuart, Sub-Roman, Tudor, Victorian, Viking

  • Mineral Extraction Impacts NHPP Activity 2D4

    Research carried out 2011-2015 on assessing and mitigating the effects of Mineral Extraction like quarrying or mining, on England's archaeological heritage.

    Measure: 2. Threats

    Heritage Interest: Environmental

  • Later Twentieth Century Architecture NHPP Activity 4A2

    Research carried out 2011-2015, concerned with increasing our understanding of the significance and character of later 20th century architecture.

    Measure: 4. Understanding significance

    Heritage Interest: Urban, The recent past, Built heritage

    Period: Post-war

  • Understanding the Significance and Character of Battlefields NHPP Activity 4E1

    Research carried out 2011-2015 into understanding and protecting English battlefields and other fields of conflict, both on land and at sea.

    Measure: 4. Understanding significance

    Heritage Interest: Military heritage, Archaeology

    Period: Anglo-Saxon, Civil War, Medieval, Stuart, Tudor

  • NHPP Activity 5A1 Strategic Designation Programme

    Work carried out 2011-2015 on making national designation work such as listing and scheduling part of efficient strategic programmes based on themes or areas.

    Measure: 5. Protecting significance

    Heritage Interest: Planning and designation

  • Identification of Terrestrial Assets by Non-Intrusive Survey NHPP Activity 3A4

    Research programme focused on the detection and interpretation of archaeological remains, carried out 2011-2015

    Measure: 3. Identifying heritage

    Heritage Interest: Rural, Archaeology, Survey

    Period: Anglo-Saxon, Bronze Age, First World War, Georgian, Interwar, Iron Age, Medieval, Neolithic, Post-war, Roman, Second World War, Stuart, Tudor, Victorian

  • Field Systems NHPP Activity 4F2

    Results of National Heritage Protection Plan research carried out 2011-2015, concerned with improving our understanding of the significance of historic field systems.

    Measure: 4. Understanding significance

    Heritage Interest: Rural, Archaeology

    Period: Anglo-Saxon, Bronze Age, Georgian, Iron Age, Medieval, Neolithic, Roman, Stuart, Tudor, Victorian

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