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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 August 2019 Yorkshire Day
Three unique historic places in Yorkshire are now Heritage Action Zones. Find out how the Heritage Action Zone schemes will breathe new life into the heritage, economies and communities of Hull, Elsecar and Dewsbury,Heritage Action Zones
2 August 1899 Birth of Architect Maxwell Fry
Edwin Maxwell Fry became a key figure in the British Modernist Movement. Find the buildings he designed that have since been protected by listing.Listed buildings designed by Fry
3 August 2019 Pride Community Parade in Brighton
Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade in Brighton celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Inn uprising that ignited the Pride movement. Read about places of LGBTQ heritage across England, ranging from the frontiers of Roman Britain to the gay pubs and clubs that remain important in our lives today.Pride of place: England's LGBTQ heritage
16 August 1819 Peterloo Massacre in Manchester
A defining moment in the history of democracy came about when a peaceful rally calling for political reform was dispersed with such violence that 18 people were killed and 650 injured. The site of the massacre - Peter Street in Manchester - was chosen as one of '100 Places' across the country that have shaped who we are.More about Peterloo
28 August 1833 Slavery Abolition Act Given Royal Assent
The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 officially abolished slavery across most of the British Empire. Explore the people, cases and places that were important to the abolition of slavery.Ending slavery
Hidden Cinema in London (8-10 August) and Birmingham (23 & 24 August)
Hidden Cinema is an opportunity to watch movies in two unique historic buildings. The venues - Oxford House, London and Moseley School of Art, Birmingham - have both been lovingly restored. Both are screening 'Moana', 'Dumbo' and 'The Greatest Showman'. Oxford House will also show 'Romeo and Juliet' and Moseley School of Art is showing 'Back to the Future'.Get screening times and tickets
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.