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Meet the Georgians

From the first George in 1714 to the fourth in 1830, the Georgian period encompassed 116 years of fascinating culture, people and architecture.

Celebrate the era with us and uncover the lives of some incredible Georgians.

General view of the Royal Pavilion at Brighton
    • General view of the Royal Pavilion at Brighton
      © Historic England bb98/10506

England’s LGBTQ history recorded and celebrated

Grave of Amelia Edwards listed and other buildings relisted - including the home of Oscar Wilde - to recognise the untold queer stories behind England’s historic places.

Gorgeous Georgians

Share your pictures of listed Georgian sites with the nation. The List has over 400,000 entries from palaces, parks and follies to forges, prisons and pubs.  Click each photo to enlarge and find out more about each place and contribution.

Angel Awards Shortlist for 2016

The Historic England Angel Awards celebrate the efforts of people who protect, save and share their local heritage. You can now see the shortlist of entries and vote for your favourite project.

The Heritage List

Explore England's historic places. Find out what makes them important and why they're protected by listing.


Illustration of The Theatre

Elizabethan Playhouses and Bear Baiting Arenas Given Protection

26 September 2016

The Theatre and The Hope join the Rose and the Globe on Bankside, London as scheduled monuments.

Get Involved

When it comes to historic places, England is full of treasures. People up and down the country look after them. There are lots of ways you can join in, from researching the history of the WWI Home Front to becoming an archive detective.

The Historic England Archive

Discover more about the historic buildings, social history and archaeology of your local area. Explore photographs, drawings and plans from the 1850s to the present day.