We carry out and fund high-quality applied research to support the protection and management of the historic environment. Here you can find out about our current programme of research at Historic England and the principles and methods that underpin it.
Our programme is wide-ranging and both national and local in scope, with projects that highlight new discoveries and provide greater understanding and enjoyment of our historic places. The results of our research are also described here.
The Research Strategy and Agenda for Historic England
Historic England use a wide range of techniques to investigate and interpret remains of the past and carry out research into England's heritage
Find out about Historic England's current comprehensive research programme.
Find out how to access the results of our research, including from past projects.
Find out about the support and funding that we provide to those carrying out research into the historic environment.
You can explore how important aspects of our past, such as attitudes towards disability, are reflected in the buildings of our towns and cities.
Keep up to date with a selection of highlights from the latest applied research into the historic environment by Historic England and our partners.
Heritage Counts is the annual audit of England's heritage. It outlines changes in the sector and reports on indicators for the historic environment.