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On behalf of the Historic Environment Forum

Heritage Counts

Heritage Counts is the annual audit of England's heritage, first produced in 2002.

It is produced by Historic England on behalf of the Historic Environment Forum.

The Historic Environment Forum is the high level cross-sectoral committee for England, bringing together chief executives and policy officers from public and non-government heritage bodies to co-ordinate initiatives and strengthen advocacy work and communications.

Heritage Counts is produced by Historic England on behalf of the Historic Environment Forum (HEF)

  • St Michael's Church, Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset. General view of ruins to tower of church, with people milling and enjoying the environment.

    Current Research

    Research on the value and practice of place branding and the significant role of heritage in place brands.

  • Richmond Castle, North Yorkshire.

    Past Reports

    The Heritage Counts Archive contains information on previous issues of Heritage Counts and the research it presents.

  • People gathered around an archaeological dig at Marden Henge

    Heritage and Society

    Enhancing our wellbeing and quality of life, improving the way places are perceived, and engaging the general public.

  • St Pauls Cathedral

    Heritage and the Economy

    The historic environment is intrinsically linked to economic activity, with economic activity occurring within it, dependent on it or attracted to it.

  • Crowds walking past Shakespeare's Globe, Southwark

    Heritage Indicators

    Each year, Heritage Counts analyses a series of indicators which provide an insight into the state of the historic environment.

  • Photo of Latchmere Road, Battersea, London

    Heritage Sector Overview

    An overview of key developments in the historic environment for 2016 in England.

  • Walmer Castle, Walmer, Deal, Kent.
The Queen Mother's Garden, view from the south.

    Regional Reports

    Regional Heritage Counts reports are prepared by Historic England on behalf of the Regional Historic Environment Forums.