East of England Highlights

Historic England is funding repairs at Great Gransden windmill in Cambridgeshire. Find out why and follow our other stories about your local heritage.

33-39 St James Street, King's Lynn.
Two Buildings in King's Lynn Listed

Two buildings in King’s Lynn have been listed in recognition of their historic and architectural importance.

Wisbech Museum, Museum Square, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Heritage at Risk in the East of England Revealed

Historic England unveils latest chapter in the fight to save important heritage in 20th year of the Heritage at Risk Register.

Tilty Abbey
20 Years of Heritage at Risk

This year we are celebrating 20 years of Historic England’s register that shines a light on the listed buildings and places most in need of help.

Norwich Skyline
Historic England Strongly Objects to Revised Anglia Square Plans

Historic England has objected to proposals for a 20 storey tower in Norwich city centre as part of a planned redevelopment of Anglia Square

exterior detail of the stone and cob wall of a barn
Mud Walls

Mud walls and buildings are a charming vernacular tradition that sheds light on the historic use of locally sourced natural materials.

South Gate, London Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Interior of second floor viewed from west.
New Research into Old King's Lynn

Historic England’s research team has been studying key sites in King's Lynn to inform future new development.

Flaming Heart Gravestone reads - To the memory of the 78 people who were burnt to death in a barn at Burwell on Sept 8th 1727, this stone was cleaned and this inscription engraved Sept 1910
Immortalised in the East

We explore some of the heroic, quirky, sad, inspirational and challenging local monuments to inspire you to nominate little-known local memorials.

Exterior view of church window and surrounding stonework
“F” is for Flushwork

This year we are compiling an A to Z of architecture in the East of England and asking people to share their examples on Twitter.

Aerial view of Ashridge House and parkland
Humphry Repton's Landscapes

Born in Bury St Edmunds, renowned landscape architect Humphry Repton’s career was rooted in the East of England.

Statue of Queen Boudica in a chariot with arms outstretched as her horses rear.
Power, Protest and Progress

This month we’re looking for epicentres of power, protest and progress as part of our search to find the 100 Places that best tell England’s story.

North Lowestoft street scene
North Lowestoft HAZ

Lowestoft’s historic High Street and Scores are to be revived through a five year scheme run by Waveney District Council and Historic England.

Framlingham Castle with members of the public including children playing in sunshine on lawns in the foreground
100 Places: Music and Literature

This month, 100 Places - a list of a hundred places that tell England’s story - is looking for ten places to represent music and literature.

Period shop and pub fronts on a street in Plaiters Lea, Luton
Luton's Local Plan

In recent years, we've advised Luton Borough Council and influenced the historic environment policies in their Local Plan.

Aerial photo of RAF Barnham Special Storage Site
Cold War Atomic Bomb Store Saved

The exceptional vision and tenacity of one man has saved a unique Cold War monument on Thetford Heath, Suffolk.

Mettingham Castle walls
Securing a Future for Mettingham Castle

A grant of £48,530 from Historic England will fund repair work to secure the future of Mettingham Castle.

Windmill sails
Great Gransden Windmill

A major repair programme is well underway at Great Gransden windmill in Cambridgeshire.

General view from lane showing cap of post mill in background
Drinkstone Smock Mill Listing

It's not obvious at first sight, but Drinkstone Mill houses a sequence of milling technologies which is probably unique in England.

West Acre Priory gatehouse
Repairs to West Acre Priory Ruins

Historic England has provided a grant for repairs to the gatehouse and ruins of West Acre Priory in Norfolk.

General view of the barracks at Stow Maries Airfield from the south-west
Grant for Stow Maries FWW Aerodrome

Historic England will fund further stage of repairs to the most complete surviving example of a First World War Aerodrome in Europe.