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.
Newly listed school buildings include a plastic classroom known as 'the bubble' in Preston and a 'high-tech' infants school in Hampshire.
Professor Robert Winston announces his top 10 Science & Discovery places in A History of England in 100 Places campaign
21 September 2017
Report reveals the vital contribution of heritage to England's economic prosperity.
20 September 2017
A new study is challenging the previously understood narrative for prehistoric life on Orkney.
© Historic England 2017