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.

Spectacular Light Show at St Paul’s Cathedral

Join us for 'Where Light Falls', a free evening event Thursday 24–Sunday 27 October.

Local Identity

From spring 2020, we’ll be running a series of events and activities to explore personal connections with local places and to inspire everyone to share why they mean so much.

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Another Place by artist Anthony Gormley, Cosby Beach, Merseyside. © Historic England

We rescue heritage at risk

Our Heritage at Risk Register gives an annual snapshot of the critical condition of some of the country’s most important historic buildings, sites, monuments and places.

What is 'Heritage at Risk'?

The Heritage at Risk Programme (HAR) identifies the historic sites that are most at risk of being lost as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development. Every year Historic England updates the Heritage at Risk Register. The end result is a dynamic picture of the sites most at risk and most in need of safeguarding for the future.

Find out more
Screen shot of Heritage at Risk 2019 interactive map.

What's at Risk near You?

Find Heritage at Risk on an interactive map. Move around the map to see what's at risk in your area or use the address search.

Explore the Heritage at Risk map
Façade of the vacant and dilapidated building at 31-32 Portland Square.

Help Save a Building

Are you worried about a building in your area? Find out what you can do to help save a building.

How to save a building
General view of church in grounds of Castle Park, view from south east

Heritage at Risk in Your Area

Find out more about Heritage at Risk near you: many places have been rescued by local communities while others are now threatened by neglect or inappropriate development.

What's happening in your area
Decayed paintwork on the exterior of Wiltons Music Hall, Graces Alley, London

Saving Heritage at Risk Since 1998

We've picked 20 top rescues from the first Heritage at Risk register, which was first published in 1998.

Read their stories
Children from four local schools visited Astley Castle during its restoration and took part in a cross-curricular project

Support Heritage at Risk

Our Heritage at Risk Programme helps us understand the state of England's historic places.

We count on support from individuals, trusts, foundations, public funders and companies to help us deliver exciting and innovative projects across the country.

How you can help

Explore the Listed Building Map

The map search is the easiest way to find places near you that are protected by listing.

Struggling Historic High Streets to Benefit from £95m Funding Boost

Sixty nine high streets across the country will be given a new lease of life thanks to a £95 million Government fund delivered through Historic England’s successful Heritage Action Zone initiative.

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Tottenham High Road © Historic England DP262535