What's New in the Archive?
Our Archive contains millions of photos illustrating England's archaeology, historic buildings and social history, both from the ground and from the air.
We've been collecting for a long time and we're working hard to make it all available. Here's what we've been up to recently…
Photos of 1920s and 1930s schools, hospitals and religious buildings from a collection that we've just finished cataloguing.
Historic England Archive has conserved, digitised and catalogued 1,600 glass plate negatives of the London Midland and Scottish Railway Collection.
We recently acquired the earliest surviving aerial images of England taken by photographer and balloonist Cecil Shadbolt between 1882-1892.
Rediscovered - the earliest colour photos in the Historic England Archive.
Find out how we decide which collections to take in and also how you could contribute to the Archive.
As we work through Archive collections we discover some amazing sights...
A variety of small but interesting collections from the 1860s have been catalogued recently.
The Engine House,
Fire Fly Avenue,