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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)

  • Crowd attending Festival of History with Kelmarsh Hall in the background


    Research on the views and experiences of those responsible for looking after the local historic environment.

  • 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

    Indicator Data

    In addition to research, Heritage Counts analyses a series of indicators which provide an insight into the state of the historic environment.

  • Photo of Latchmere Road, Battersea, London

    Key Developments in 2015

    An overview of key developments in the historic environment for 2015 in England.

  • Regional Reports

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