We are the public body that looks after England's historic environment. We champion and protect historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.
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.
Discover England's archaeology, historic buildings and social history using the Historic England Archive. We hold 12 million photographs, drawings, reports and publications from the 1850s to the present day.
Find out how the Heritage Action Zones initiative aims to improve quality of life in communities across England.
11 November 2017
These war memorials and shrines became a precursor what was to come: the national movement to memorialise that took place following the war.
30 October 2017
Ways in which historic buildings and places benefit local economies as well as contributing greatly to local culture and identity.
Second category of A History of England in 100 Places announced
26 October 2017
The Heritage at Risk Register 2017 is published today, providing the annual snapshot of the state of England’s most valued vulnerable historic places.
© Historic England 2017