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Latest Research

Welcome to our latest news about research discoveries, innovation and science in the historic environment. This is also where you can find our digital magazine Historic England Research, available as a pdf and as web pages.

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  • Worcester affected by flooding

    Introduction to Issue 5

    Introduction to Issue 5 of Historic England Research digital magazine, covering built and archaeological heritage, methods and good practice.

  • A view of Stanley Park, Blackpool

    Historic Urban Parks Under Threat

    New research in support of urban parks and public open spaces under threat.

  • View of a walled garden landscape at Croxdale Hall, County Durham

    18th Century Horticulture

    The influence of the Kennedy family of 18th century gardners at Croxdale Hall.

  • View of Beach

    Nice and the English Seaside

    Explore the historic relationship between Nice, France and the English Seaside.

  • A selection of finds from a survey of the Rendlesham site made in 2008.

    Rendlesham, Suffolk

    Archaeology has revealed an internationally important Anglo-Saxon Royal settlement at Rendlesham, Suffolk.

  • An overview of the core of site at Chysauster, Cornwall, showing the remains of stone houses.

    Contextualising Chysauster

    Investigating a multi-period landscape at Chysauster, in West Penwith, Cornwall.

  • Cropmarks of settlement at Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, seen from the air.

    Crossing the Cam

    Exploring Late Iron Age and Roman settlement in south-west Cambridgeshire.

  • An aerial view of the area of a Saxon settlement surrounded by floodwaters in 2014

    Climate Change

    Historic England’s Climate Change Adaptation Report reveals both challenges and opportunities.

  • Archaeologists ecvacating human remains in a mass burial.

    Development-Led Archaeology

    Historic England’s current review of its role in the conduct of archaeology recognises the research value of developer-funded investigation.

  • Image showing general view of Nine Barrows, Priddy, Wells, Somerset.

    Back Issues

    Here you can download back issues of Historic England Research magazine and its predecessor Research News.

  • Colour photo showing a high winged single engine pane in flight

    50 Years of Flying for Heritage

    Learn about discoveries made in 50 years of flying by Historic England aerial photographers and their predecessors.

  • An aerial view of excavations at Pocklington in the East Riding of Yorkshire showing a number of small enclosures containing graves

    Challenges for Archaeology

    Announcing a project to work towards solutions to important issues within the archaeology sector in England.

  • A sword pommel from the Staffordshire Hoard

    Staffordshire Hoard

    Update of progress of research into the stunning Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Hoard.

  • Red lighting shows the outline of archaeological remains of a building preserved beneath a modern development.

    Preserving Archaeological Remains

    A behind the scenes look at recent guidelines for best practice in preserving archaeological sites

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