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We are the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England's spectacular historic environment.
This Month in History
1 July 1916 Battle of the Somme began
A million volunteers responded to Field Marshal Kitchener’s ‘Your Country Needs You!’ recruitment drive and went off to fight the bloodiest battle of the First World War.Find out more
3 July 1728 Robert Adam was born
Colin Thom's latest book ‘Robert Adam and his Brothers’ brings a new understanding of the work of Robert Adam and his brothers and sets it in the context of their working relationship and family background.Buy the book
14 July 1858 Emmeline Pankhurst was born
Discover seven places that played a part in the programme of civil disobedience used by Emmeline Pankhurst and her followers to gain publicity.Seven places where history happened
20 July 1969 man landed on the Moon
Jodrell Bank Observatory was the only place in Europe able to track the Moon landing mission as it happened by using its powerful telescopes, including the Lovell Telescope, to receive radio signals from the Moon lander.Explore some of the best space-age architecture
19 July 1919 Temporary Cenotaph in Whitehall unveiled
Find out how a temporary act of remembrance became an internationally renowned war memorial.Was Whitehall Cenotaph made of wood?
Explore the Listed Building Map
The map search is the easiest way to find places near you that are protected by listing.
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.
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.