View of the Priddy Nine Barrows, Priddy, Wells, Somerset. Recorded as part of a research project to enhance the understanding and protection of the Mendip Hills. © Historic England, James O. Davies. Explore our images

We carry out and fund high-quality applied research to support the protection and management of the historic environment. Here you can find out about our current programme of research at Historic England and the principles and methods that underpin it. 

Our programme is wide-ranging and both national and local in scope, with projects that highlight new discoveries and provide greater understanding and enjoyment of our historic places. The results of our research are also described here.