The Most Important Historic Places in England Are Listed

The List includes buildings, battlefields, monuments, parks, gardens, shipwrecks and more.

Search the List   Explore the map

Woolsbarrow Hillfort © Isabell Millingen Scheduled monument. Read the list entry (1018437)

Recent Blogs

Follow Heritage Calling to discover stories of the spectacular heritage across England.

5 Sites That Tell the Story of Early Anglo-Saxon England

5 Sites That Tell the Story of Early Anglo-Saxon England

We look at Sutton Hoo and other amazing sites that tell us so much about the culture, beliefs and society of Anglo-Saxon England.

Read the blog

A Beginner's Guide to Original Northern Soul Venues

A Beginner's Guide to Original Northern Soul Venues

To celebrate the dance culture of Wigan and Blackpool, we're looking at five places that formed the roots of the global music and dance phenomenon known as Northern Soul.

Maybe after reading this, you’ll want to 'Keep the Faith' too.

Read the blog

Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians

Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians

Explore the life and work of Aethelflaed, 'Lady of the Mercians' an Anglo-Saxon ruler who built forts and towns and led armies against the Vikings.

Read the blog

The Extraordinary Story of Pioneering Aviator Amy Johnson

The Extraordinary Story of Pioneering Aviator Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson was a pioneering aviator – the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia (5-24 May 1930). This 11,000 mile journey across three continents, fraught with danger and drama, was the first of her several record-breaking world flights.

Read the blog

Lifting the Curtain: Theatre Then and Now

Lifting the Curtain: Theatre Then and Now

British theatre originated in the medieval era, with a strongly religious influence. Read our blog to find out the history of the performances and the places where they took place.

Lifting the Curtain: Theatre Then and Now

The Bennets, the Bridgertons, and now you: Assembly Rooms Past and Present

The Bennets, the Bridgertons, and now you: Assembly Rooms Past and Present

Regency romance has returned to our screens with the likes of Bridgerton and a flurry of Austen adaptions.

Assembly Rooms Past and Present

Historic England Funds Excavation of ‘Mammoth Graveyard’

Archaeologists have uncovered Ice Age remains of mammoths and stone tools near Swindon. A new David Attenborough documentary explores the evidence that Neanderthals may have killed the five mammoths found.

Archaeologists excavating mammoth bones at the Hills Quarry Products site in Swindon © Digventures