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.

  • Berwick Barracks, Northumberland

    Listed Buildings

    Listing marks and celebrates a building's special architectural and historic interest and helps us acknowledge and understand our shared history.

  • Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland

    Scheduled Monuments

    Scheduling is shorthand for the process through which nationally important sites and monuments are given legal protection.

  • Painshill Park, Surrey

    Registered Parks & Gardens

    Find out more about the 'Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England'.

  • Shrewsbury battlefield from the visitor centre, Shropshire

    Registered Battlefields

    The Historic England Register of Historic Battlefields identifies 46 important English battlefields.

  • Image of a diver surveying the underwater wreck of the 'Invincible'.

    Protected Wreck Sites

    Find out more about protected wreck sites, why they are protected, and how to access them.

  • Detail of tympanum showing tree of life

    Local Designation

    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

  • 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.

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