We protect, champion and save places that define who we are
We are the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England's spectacular historic environment.
This Month in History
Volunteers' Week Begins on Saturday 1 June
Thank you to all the volunteers who help care for our spectacular historic environment.Meet the volunteers
On 22 June 1675 the Royal Greenwich Observatory Established
King Charles II issued a warrant to instigate the construction of an observatory on the site of the abandoned Greenwich Castle.Learn more about the Observatory
On 15 June 1215 King John Signed the Magna Carta
A charter of rights was agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215. It placed limits on royal authority by establishing law as a power in itself.See the NHLE entry for the Magna Carta monument
Celebrate the Summer Solstice on Friday 21 June
Thousands descend on Stonehenge, Wiltshire to mark the longest day of the year.Learn more about Stonehenge
On 22 June 1814 First Match at Lord's Played
Over 200 years ago, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and Hertfordshire played the very first match at the present Lord's cricket ground.Find out more
On 6 June 1944 the D-Day Landings Took Place
The D-Day landings were the culmination of months of meticulous planning and organisation with many places around the country involved in the preparations for this momentous event.Survey of 100 places associated with D-Day
More than 400,000 of the most important historic places in England are listed. The List includes buildings, battlefields, monuments, parks, gardens, shipwrecks and more. Listing makes sure their value is protected.
Help save a Shrewsbury icon
£5,000 has been donated so far to restore the Flaxmill's Jubilee Crown.
Regenerating Historic High Streets
Historic England is working with partners to find new ways to champion and revive our historic high streets. We’re now inviting applications to join the High Streets Heritage Action Zones scheme.