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Latest Advice and Guidance

This page highlights our most recent advice and guidance on a wide range of heritage-related topics. All of our advice is free to download from the Publications section of our website.

This page includes the following lists:

Download a booklet listing our current advice and guidance

New advice and guidance

List of our new advice and guidance documents published in the last six months.

Nanolime

Nanolime

Published 8 May 2017

A practical guide to the use of nanolime for consolidating weathered limestone; aimed at conservators and those specifying conservation treatments for historic stonework.

Delivering Public Engagement, Skills and Training

Delivering Public Engagement, Skills and Training

Published 1 April 2017

This case study illustrates how to deliver public engagement, skills and training activities in conservation works in progress.

Land Contamination and Archaeology

Land Contamination and Archaeology

Published 1 February 2017

This guidance raises awareness of the need to consider archaeology during land contamination assessment and management.

Organic Residue Analysis and Archaeology

Organic Residue Analysis and Archaeology

Published 23 January 2017

This document provides guidance for good practice in the recovery, analysis and publication of organic residues from archaeological sites.

Repointing Brick and Stone Walls

Repointing Brick and Stone Walls

Published 23 January 2017

This guidance provides a brief technical guide to the key issues and stages that need to be considered when repointing brick or stone walls of older buildings.

Preserving Archaeological Remains

Preserving Archaeological Remains

Published 8 November 2016

Guidance on how to preserve archaeological sites affected by development or other land-use change.

Revised and updated advice and guidance

List of the advice and guidance documents we've revised and updated in the last six months.

Understanding Place: Historic Area Assessments

Understanding Place: Historic Area Assessments

Published 7 April 2017

This guidance explains how to undertake Historic Area Assessments (HAAs) in order to understand and explain the heritage interest of an area.

Traditional Windows: their care, repair and upgrading

Traditional Windows: their care, repair and upgrading

Published 8 February 2017

Guidance and best practice on the understanding, conservation and thermal upgrading of traditional windows.

Guidance for Sentencers

Guidance for Sentencers

Published 1 February 2017

This guidance is designed to assist Judges, Magistrates and their legal advisers in determining the appropriate sentence for a heritage crime.

Historic Military Aviation Sites

Historic Military Aviation Sites

Published 19 October 2016

This leaflet provides guidance on the management of historic military airfields and their associated buildings so that their special character and interest are preserved and enhanced.

Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment

Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment

Published 1 December 2016

This document seeks to provide advice on historic environment considerations as part of the Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment process.

Coming soon

In the next few months we will be producing the following new advice and guidance:

  • The sustainable use of energy in traditional dwellings
  • Photogrammetric applications for cultural heritage

We will also be revising and updating our listing selection guides.

Email guidance@HistoricEngland.org.uk if you would like to find out more about any of the advice and guidance projects we are working on at the moment.

New titles and backlist

Download our Advice and Guidance New Titles and Backlist using the link below:

Advice and Guidance

Advice and Guidance

Published 28 April 2017

Catalogue of the extensive range of expert advice and guidance to help you care for and protect historic places.

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