East of England Highlights
Follow the latest news on the East of England's historic environment.
Follow the latest news on the East of England's historic environment.
Memorials in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Bedfordshire have been listed at Grade II by DCMS on the advice of Historic England.
9 sites have been saved and 31 sites added to the Heritage at Risk Register 2023 in the East of England.
Working in partnership, Historic England and The National Lottery Heritage Fund have given support to enable a comprehensive scheme of repair and restoration at Grade II* listed Priory House in Dunstable. Grant funding of more than £1.2 million has been awarded (£1,142,730 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and an additional £126,970 from Historic England).
Historic England has launched its Heritage Schools programme in Ipswich with Suffolk Archives and The Hold, Ipswich.
Bedford Shire Hall, which sits within the Bedford High Street Heritage Action Zone, has been upgraded to Grade II* (star) by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England.
Thaxted Windmill Trust has received a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. With additional grant funding and advice from Historic England, this partnership support enables the Trust to progress the conservation of an important local landmark.
High Street Histories is a new ten-part series of short films featuring conversations between historian Ivan Bunn and writer Dean Parkin, exploring Lowestoft's High Street. Today (Wednesday 16 August) the first episode of High Street Histories is published.
The Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Fatima in Harlow has been upgraded to Grade II* by DCMS on the advice of Historic England.
The Dining Hall and the Rayne Building at Darwin College, Cambridge have been listed at Grade II.
Four historic Roman Catholic churches in the East of England have been listed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
New Historic England research gives a fascinating insight into The Cedars; a well-known building in the centre of North Walsham.
Robinson College, Cambridge has been listed at Grade II* by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
39 sites have been saved and 21 sites added to the Heritage at Risk Register 2022 in the East of England.
New projct 'Suffolk’s Unforgettable Garden Story' will discover, celebrate and protect historic parks, gardens and landscapes in Suffolk.
Historic England has awarded a grant of £400,000 towards the repair of Grade I listed Becket’s Chapel in Wymondham, Norfolk.
Brentwood Cathedral (the Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Helen) has been listed at Grade II*.
Bedford Corn Exchange has been listed at Grade II by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the advice of Historic England.
Over the past five years, the King’s Lynn Heritage Action Zone has demonstrated that heritage can be a powerful force for levelling up.
Historic England has objected to a new Anglia Square development in Norwich, arguing it would harm the city’s exceptional character.
One of the grandest churches in north Norwich, St Michael Coslany, has been saved thanks to grant funding and support from Historic England.
Buildings at Snape Maltings in Suffolk have been listed and information added to the existing list entries for Snape Maltings and Snape Bridge House.
Historic England has awarded a grant for urgent investigation into the condition of the Grade II* listed Walpole Old Chapel in Halesworth, Suffolk.
Historic England research published today gives a fascinating insight into the history of North Walsham.
A Historic England survey published today gives a fascinating insight into Dunstable Priory and shows that the church was grander than once thought.
Historic England has awarded a grant of £54,000 towards the repair of the Grade I listed and scheduled monument Bourn Mill in Cambridgeshire.
Historic England and East of England Regional Historic Environment Forum are delighted to offer a free online webinar on Friday 29 April 2022.
Staff, volunteers and trustees at this Grade II* listed cinema are looking forward to welcoming visitors back having saved this historic gem.
Historic England has awarded a substantial grant of £500,000 towards the repair of Grade I listed St Margaret de Westwick Church in Norwich.
The Grade II* listed Balkerne (‘Jumbo’) Water Tower in Colchester, Essex has been saved from the elements thanks to Historic England grant.
More than 300 aerial photographs, dating from 1929 to the present day, were analysed.
From the elegant conservatory at Colman’s home to sewage pumping station engine houses, sites linked to the mustard manufacturers have been listed.
Join a free lunchtime talks to learn about special historic places and how to discover and share history research for all to enjoy.
Rare Cambridgeshire mud walls, a 1970s Suffolk sports hall and an unidentified shipwreck are amongst the captivating historic sites listed in 2021.
Historic monument Drayton Lodge in Norfolk has been saved thanks to collaborative efforts by Historic England and Hidden Talents Homes.
Ahead of Armistice Day, 10 First World War memorials have been listed, most of which also have plaques remembering the fallen of the Second World War.
13 historic buildings and sites have been rescued over the last year, many of these thanks to the hard work of local communities.
Historic England research out today confirms that remains of Tudor and Jacobean gardens have been discovered at Belhus Park in Thurrock, Essex.
Repair work to save and stabilise this historic Grade I listed attraction has allowed the castle to open to visitors for the first time in decades.
Volunteers and the congregation at the Grade I listed Unitarian Meeting House are looking forward to reopening following extensive restoration work.
St Edmund’s Almshouse in Bungay, Suffolk, thought to have been designed by Bernard Smith, has been listed Grade II on the advice of Historic England.
Historic England has awarded a grant of £73,261 to ensure the conservation and protection of rare Bronze Age log boats at Flag Fen in Cambridgeshire.
Historic England has awarded a grant of £74,175 for emergency repairs and investigative work to Grade II* listed Knebworth House in Hertfordshire.
Historic England has awarded a grant of £67,962 for the repair of Grade I listed Thomas Plume’s Library in Maldon, Essex.
A mystery shipwreck involved in day-to-day merchant trading in slate and coal by river and sea in the 19th century has been granted protection.
Historic England has awarded a grant of £616,000 for the repair of Grade II* listed Wisbech and Fenland Museum in Cambridgeshire
Architectural investigators are carrying out research and analysis of the historic town centre of North Walsham – and they need your help!
Join a webinar from Historic England and East of England Historic Environment Forum on long-term resilience of historic buildings in commercial use.
104 historic places in the East of England have been awarded listed status in 2020, giving them greater protection and recognition.
The innovative design and architectural significance of the American Air Museum recognised, with a war memorial sculpture part of the listing.
60 First World War memorials in the East of England are now protected for their special historic and architectural interest.
The Heritage at Risk Register provides an annual snapshot of the health of the most valued historic places, and those most at risk of being lost.
St George’s Primary and Nursery School in Great Yarmouth has been selected for a prestigious new Champion Heritage School Award by Historic England.
Two properties, the inspirational Cambridge home and workplace of unsung artisan decorator David Parr, have been listed.
Radar tower at Great Baddow has been listed at Grade II by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England.
Historic England has awarded a grant of £20,000 for investigative works to the Balkerne (‘Jumbo’) Water Tower in Colchester, Essex.
Two Grade I listed churches in Cambridgeshire have been re-listed for the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (15 August) and the final conclusion of WWII.
Historic England has awarded an exceptional grant of £280,000 towards the repair of Grade I listed St Mary’s Church in North Tuddenham, Norfolk.
New grant funding of £118,000 towards repairs will save historic Martello Tower E in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
The Bishop Wilson Memorial Library in Chelmsford has been listed at Grade II on the advice of Historic England.
The submerged mud berth on the River Roach near Paglesham, Essex, has been designated as a scheduled monument.
Felbrigg Hall's park and garden has been re-listed to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8 May - Victory in Europe in 1945.
Find out about options to revitalise Lowestoft's town hall in a report commssioned by Historic England from consultants Colliers International.
Members of the East Historic Environment Forum show how sympathetically reusing historic buildings can improve their energy efficiency.
Historic England awards a grant of £421,000 for the repair of the Unitarian Chapel in Ipswich.
A £1.8 million pilot scheme to help support listed places of worship has provided grants towards repairs at 54 historic buildings in its first year.
88 historic sites in the East of England were listed in 2019. Here we highlight a selection of the sites which have gained protection.
War memorials in the East of England which tell moving tales of remembrance.
Repair work has been completed to two nationally significant medieval priory walls in Bedford, thanks to grant funding from Historic England.
Across the region, 39 entries have been removed from the Heritage at Risk Register. Their future has been secured, often by local community action.
Canary Cottage at Knarr Farm, a mid-18th century Fenland cottage near Thorney, Peterborough, has been listed at Grade II.
Two buildings in King’s Lynn have been listed in recognition of their historic and architectural importance.
Historic England will fund further stage of repairs to the most complete surviving example of a First World War Aerodrome in Europe.
Historic England has provided a grant for repairs to the gatehouse and ruins of West Acre Priory in Norfolk.
It's not obvious at first sight, but Drinkstone Mill houses a sequence of milling technologies which is probably unique in England.
A major repair programme is well underway at Great Gransden windmill in Cambridgeshire.
A grant of £48,530 from Historic England will fund repair work to secure the future of Mettingham Castle.
The exceptional vision and tenacity of one man has saved a unique Cold War monument on Thetford Heath, Suffolk.
In recent years, we've advised Luton Borough Council and influenced the historic environment policies in their Local Plan.
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.
Lowestoft’s historic High Street and Scores are to be revived through a five year scheme run by Waveney District Council and Historic England.
Epicentres of power, protest and progress in the East of England that best tell England’s story.
Born in Bury St Edmunds, renowned landscape architect Humphry Repton’s career was rooted in the East of England.
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.
We explore some of the heroic, quirky, sad, inspirational and challenging local monuments to inspire you to nominate little-known local memorials.
Historic England’s research team has been studying key sites in King's Lynn to inform future new development.
Mud walls and buildings are a charming vernacular tradition that sheds light on the historic use of locally sourced natural materials.
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