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.
  • 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.


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