This page introduces England’s rural heritage followed by a summary of where to find further information, advice and guidance about Historic England’s rural research work.
Read about our recent research which assesses the character and significance of rural buildings across England’s countryside.
The Hoo Peninsula Historic Landscape Project assessed the archaeology and buildings of the area’s industrial, military and agricultural past.
Historic England presents some of its recent research on the character and significance of rural landscapes.
Find out more about the historic landscape of the Mendip Hills project, which is studying the area’s archaeology, buildings and history.