What is Listing?
Listing is the term given to the practice of listing buildings, scheduling monuments, registering parks, gardens and battlefields, and protecting wreck sites.
Listing allows us to highlight what is significant about a building or site, and helps to make sure that any future changes to it do not result in the loss of its significance.
How and why we list buildings and what it means for the people who own them.
Scheduling is shorthand for the process through which nationally important sites and monuments are given legal protection.
Find out more about the 'Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England'.
The Historic England Register of Historic Battlefields identifies 46 important English battlefields.
Find out more about protected wreck sites, why they are protected, and how to access them.
Conservation areas and local lists play an important role in managing the historic environment at the local level and involving the community in the d
Heritage Highlights showcases some of the more unusual, intriguing and groundbreaking historic places protected through this country's designation system.