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Past Reports

Heritage Counts has been collecting data on the state of the historic environment since 2002. All previous national, regional and research reports are available to download through this website.

Each year Heritage Counts focuses on a particular theme within the historic environment and commissions research in support of that theme. This includes research on the economic impact of heritage led investment, heritage and sense of place and skills.

Please visit the Historic England research pages or Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) website for more general information on the social and economic evidence base for the historic environment.

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

    Local Historic Environment

    In 2015 Heritage Counts looked at research on the views and experiences of those responsible for looking after the local historic environment.

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    The Value and Impact of Heritage

    In 2014 Heritage Counts looked at the social and economic value of heritage to communities, individuals and the economy

  • Photo of people silhouetted against stained glass windows

    Skills in the Historic Environment

    In 2013 'Heritage Counts' looked at the skills within the historic environment.

  • Photo of Rievaulx Abbey

    Historic Environment and Resilience

    In 2012 'Heritage Counts' looked at the relationship between heritage and resilience

  • Photo of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Southwark

    Big Society

    In 2011 Heritage Counts looked at the historic environment and its place within communities.

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    Economic Impact

    In 2010 Heritage Counts explored the economic impact of investment in the historic environment.

  • Photo of a War Memorials

    Sense of Place

    In 2009 Heritage Counts, focused on the role of the historic environment in shaping what individuals think and feel about where they live.

  • Photo of Stonehenge in the snow

    Climate Change

    In 2008 Heritage Counts, focused on how climate change is posing significant challenges for the historic environment.