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Heritage Counts in the East of England

Heritage Counts 2015 is the fourteenth annual survey of the state of the East of England's historic environment.

As in previous years, Heritage Counts provides a summary of historic environment indicators including an analysis of staffing levels, heritage at risk, planning applications and visitor, education and volunteering figures.

A trainee doing repair work at a ruined church
A trainee doing repair work at a ruined church in Hopton, Norfolk. One of several projects supported by the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust which are increasing specialist building skills in the area. © Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust.

Historic Environment Indicators

The Heritage Counts indicators for the East of England can be found on the Indicators page and data is categorised into five spreadsheets:

  • Discovery, identification and understanding: Provides indicators on the scale and scope of the historic environment and assets
  • Constructive conservation and sustainable management: Includes indicators on the overall condition of the historic environment with indicators from the Heritage at Risk programme and data on managing the historic environment including planning statistics
  • Public engagement: Presents data on participation in heritage, heritage membership and volunteering in the sector
  • Capacity building: Indicators of heritage investments from private, public and voluntary sectors as well as the skills and capacity of the sector
  • Helping things to happen: Includes indicators of the importance of guardianship

Maps showing the distribution of designated heritage assets in the East of England are available here:

Local area data is available on the Local Authority Profile page.

Converting Victorian engineering for modern water saving at Blickling Hall, Norfolk
Converting Victorian engineering for modern water saving at Blickling Hall, Norfolk © National Trust

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Natalie Gates

Principal, Historic Places Team, East of England

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