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Showcasing Designation

Identifying heritage through designation is an essential part of our heritage protection system, and we are proud to showcase some of the hundreds of outcomes we've delivered over recent years. 

We are also able to respond to ad hoc applications - sometimes known as applications to 'spot-list' - and this allows us to address singular areas of concern.

We deal with two different types of projects:

  •  Defined area surveys - where we look at a selection of buildings and sites within a geographic area
  • Thematic projects - where we look at a particular building or site type across the country

In this section you can find a selection of the projects we've recently worked on.

  • View of Hoghouse, trees and hillside in Hartsop, Cumbria.

    Heritage Highlights: Did You Know?

    Heritage Highlights showcases some of the more unusual, intriguing and groundbreaking historic places protected through this country's designation system.

  • Colour photograph of Battersea Power Station 2013.

    Listing & Designation Gallery

    Browse through a selection of images of recently listed and designated sites.

  • Walpole Bay Tidal Pool, Margate, Kent.

    Designation Yearbook

    New highlights from the National Heritage List for England (NHLE), celebrating England's heritage.

  • Shakespeare Memorial Centre (now the Royal Shakespeare Theatre), Stratford-upon-Avon. 1929-32, by Elizabeth Scott.  Listed at Grade II*. NHLE List Entry Number: 1207396.

    Celebrating Women Architects

    Taking a look at women's contribution to the field of architecture.

  • Artwork by John Piper in the Grade II* listed Sanderson Hotel (Reginald Uren of Slater Moberly and Uren, 1957-60)

    Post-War Commercial Buildings

    Find out about our project to look at listed post-war commercial buildings across the country.

  • General view of the Central Electricity Generating Board building.

    Later 20th Century Commercial Offices

    FInd out about our thematic study of later 20th-century commercial office buildings.

  • Liverpool Cenotaph

    The War Memorials Listing Project

    Historic England is aiming to list up to 500 war memorials a year over the First World War centenary period 2014-18.

  • Waterloo Monument, Rushmoor

    Battle of Waterloo

    In June 2015, it is 200 years since the Battle of Waterloo. To mark the occasion, and in order to remember the historical significance of this event, we have gathered together a series of images that highlight some of the Listed buildings and statues associated with the Battle of Waterloo and the Duke of Wellington.