The Historic England Archive
Discover more about England's archaeology, historic buildings and social history using the Historic England Archive. We hold over 12 million photographs, drawings, reports and publications from the 1850s to the present day, covering the whole country. Over a million of our records can be searched online.
You can use our collections to:
- Find out about your home's history
- Learn about your local area
- Research individual buildings and archaeological sites
- Discover England's changing urban and rural landscape
Discover the photographs and records held at the Historic England Archive.
Use our library in Swindon for your research.
Here you can find out about collections we've recently taken in and also how we decide which collections to accept.