400,000 of the most historically and architecturally significant places in England

The most important historic places in England are listed. The List includes buildings, battlefields, monuments, parks, gardens, shipwrecks and more.

1 St Margaret's Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Photo contributed to Enrich the List by Stephen Fairweather. List entry for 1 St Margaret's Place

Find historic places near you

The map search for the National Heritage List for England is the easiest way to find historic places near you.

Look after historic buildings this winter

Whether you live in a listed building, a conservation area or simply an older building, we can give you practical advice on repair and maintenance.

Flooded houses


Find out how to get started with planning repairs and how to minimise flood damage in historic homes.

After a Flood
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Save energy

How to go about making changes to your home to improve its energy efficiency.

Changes can range from low cost easy to install measures that provide a quick pay-back, to more costly complex changes that require careful planning and design.

Making Changes to Save Energy
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Living in a listed building

Listing celebrates the architecture and history of buildings in England. Find out how listing affects you as an owner.

Living in a Listed Building
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Find out about your home's history

Discovering the history of a house - who lived in it and when it was built - can be a challenging and rewarding experience. It can also be very useful.

Knowing its history, and that of its surroundings, can tell you what's important about it - its significance.

Your Home's History
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Maintaining an older home

When it comes to looking after an older house, it's very important to carry out regular maintenance in order to prevent expensive repairs at a later date.

All buildings deteriorate with age, but good maintenance will slow that process and keep your home a safe and pleasant place to live.

Maintaining an Older Home
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On the blog: A brief introduction to terraced housing

The terrace is one of the most recognisable styles of housing in England.

Around a quarter of the population live with a neighbour on each side of them in a set of three or more uniformly designed houses, sharing common materials and plan forms.

A Brief Introduction to Terraced Housing