New Bolsover Model Village, Derbyshire, where much of Historic England’s research into energy performance and the effects of measures to increase energy efficiency is being carried out. Bolsover Castle is visible in the background
New Bolsover Model Village, Derbyshire, where much of Historic England’s research into energy performance and the effects of measures to increase energy efficiency is being carried out. Bolsover Castle is visible in the background © Iain McCaig / Historic England
New Bolsover Model Village, Derbyshire, where much of Historic England’s research into energy performance and the effects of measures to increase energy efficiency is being carried out. Bolsover Castle is visible in the background © Iain McCaig / Historic England

Conservation Research

Historic England carries out and commissions research on a range of topics relating to the conservation of historic buildings, structures and designed landscapes.  On these pages you can read about our research and download reports. You can also find links to related technical advice. Historic buildings and designed landscapes are vulnerable to a range of threats and harmful agencies. Our research programme aims to enhance good conservation practice by finding suitable, effective, evidence-based approaches to reducing risks and mitigating harm. The majority of projects are ‘problem-led’, providing solutions that are both practical and sustainable. Findings are published in the form of Conservation Research Reports and Technical Advice Notes

Current areas of research

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