Northumberland countryside.

North East Highlights

Follow the latest heritage news including Heritage at Risk in the North East, our latest top ten priority sites and recent grants. Check back each month for new events and follow us on Twitter @HE_NorthEast for news updates.

River Wear in Sunderland

Sunderland Wellbeing Study

A new study has been launched in Sunderland to discover whether regenerating heritage has a positive effect on the wellbeing of people locally.

Site of Carrawburgh Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Carrawburgh Fort

A Roman fort on Hadrian’s Wall, has joined Stonehenge and Belsay Hall in the National Heritage Collection following a generous gift by a landowner.

Carrshield camping barn surrounded by melting snow

Heritage at Risk North East 2019

In the North East, 30 sites have been saved and removed from our Heritage at Risk Register while 13 places at risk of being lost have been added.

View of section running east from Housesteads Fort.

New Signs at Hadrian’s Wall To Deter Illegal Metal Detection

We have teamed up with Northumbria Police to tackle unlawful metal detecting on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland.

View of All Saints Church between rows of buildings

Grant for All Saints Church

£135,000 grant towards the repair of All Saints Church, one of Newcastle’s most prominent landmarks.

Examples of Alphabet books from Seven Stories archive

An A to Z of Newcastle and Gateshead History

School children uncover the unique heritage of the North East.

Repairs to Brancepeth Castle’s roof and stonework underway.

Brancepeth Castle

Our recent support has enabled the family to plan for the future of the castle, including growing the site’s business potential and public access.

Volunteers repairing the Grade II listed stone bridge abutment at Brusselton Incline

Events and Training

All the latest training opportunities, events and exhibitions.

View of Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island

Four North East Heritage Sites Telling the Story of England

Skerne Bridge, Dunston Staiths, Lady's Well and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne help to bring England's extraordinary history to life.

Owner Donald Yeaman standing outside the accumulator building of Stockton Wireless Station in Stockton on Tees, Teesside

Latest Listings

Get up to date with what's recently been listed in the North East.

Children cluster around a teacher with clipboards.


Learn about our latest Heritage Schools scheme projects.

Millwrights repairing a brake wheel

Supporting Training in Traditional Building Skills

How to support training in traditional building skills through your repair project.

The Cooperage and its street setting.

The Cooperage: News Update

The Cooperage is a privately owned Grade II* listed building on Newcastle's Quayside. Standing empty since 2009, it has fallen into disrepair.