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Caring for Heritage

If you are involved in caring for a place of worship, such as a church or a synagogue, are responsible for looking after a war memorial or you want to find out how to de-clutter your street, you will find helpful advice here. 

Our section on rural heritage includes details on converting farm buildings sensitively as well as information on rural grants from DEFRA.  From here, you can also sign up to our heritage crime initiative.

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    Cemeteries and Burial Grounds

    Guidance on the conservation of historic cemeteries and burial grounds and their monuments.

  • Two women with camera and clipboard carrying out a rapid survey of Peckham High Street, South London.

    Help Historic Buildings

    Get involved in an exciting project to record the condition of Grade II listed buildings

  • Remains of Roman settlement damaged by off road vehicles

    Heritage Crime

    Find out what Historic England is doing to tackle the problem of crime against historic places.

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    Improve Your Street

    Find out how you can help to transform the streets around you.

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    Places of Worship

    Find out how we can help you to look after your place of worship, from churches to mosques and synagogues to temples.

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    Rural Heritage

    The section explains how Historic England is working with other organisations to ensure that the rural historic environment is protected.

  • Sandford Parks Lido, Cheltenham

    Local Authority Assets

    More and more community-based organisations are taking responsibility for managing assets that were formerly owned by local authorities

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    War Memorials

    Aimed at anyone who manages or cares for a war memorial or a memorial garden, this page provides practical advice to help you.