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.

The List

Nearly 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.

20 years of saving Heritage at Risk

In 1998 we published our first ever Register of Buildings at Risk across England. We've looked back at some of the top rescues.

Top 20 rescues


Derelict building in the Kasbah, Grimsby

Heritage at Risk 2018

8 November 2018

Historic England unveils latest chapter in the fight to save important heritage in 20th year of the national Register.