South East Highlights

Explore the stories below to see the range of projects and news from our work across the South East. Check back each month for new projects or find out how you can get the latest news sent directly to you on the Stay Up To Date page.

Aerial image of the early-18th century wreck of the Old Brig emerging from mud and sand of the Thames Estuary at Seasalter, north Kent.
'Old Brig' Wreck Excavation

Archaeologists are excavating the well-preserved wreck of a 18th century ship known as ‘Old Brig’ which lies in the Thames Estuary at Seasalter, Kent.

Wave Promenade, Ramsgate
What's Happening in Ramsgate

Check back every month for the latest news update as work on the historic environment acts as a catalyst to achieve economic growth in Ramsgate.

Artillery Castle and associated Earthworks at Camber
Heritage at Risk South East 2018

We were delighted to be able to remove 16 nationally important heritage assets from the South East Heritage at Risk Register in 2018.

View of the tower, showing the cliffs in the background. The new bridge is just visible.
A New Bridge at Seaford Martello Tower

On Friday 5 October the South East team attended the opening of a new bridge at Seaford Martello Tower, Lewes, East Sussex.

Reading Abbey Gatehouse
Reading Abbey Re-Opened

Reading Abbey re-opened its doors to the public on Saturday 16 June 2018 after being closed for nine years.

Street view looking towards West Gate, Canterbury 1903
Doorway to Success: The West Gate, Canterbury

The North Tower cell door has been restored after suffering from serious decay.

Image of Goodnestone Park house - a large red brick house with a blue sky behind
Jane Austen in the South East

Explore the South East's connection to Jane Austen.

Black and white image of a car lifted off the track at Brooklands as it takes a fast corner.
Saving Racing History

Find out how we are helping to safeguard Brooklands Racing Circuit and how you can get involved.

Grounds of Canterbury Cathedral
What Does Heritage Do for Us?

All the presentations from a Heritage Counts event in Canterbury looking at the value of heritage

Delegates exploring design and historic buildings in St Leonards
Training Opportunities

Explore the latest training opportunities in the South East.

The Whisper
Stay Up To Date

Keep up to date with all the latest news and images from your South East Office.

Brick buildings at RAF Bicester with grass, trees and brick structure in foreground.
RAF Bicester Mystery Solved

The mystery around the purpose of a secret military building discovered hidden amongst ivy and trees at RAF Bicester in Oxfordshire has been solved

Image of the volunteers of the Argos Hill Windmill Trust
Historic Places Saved in 2017

Explore a photo gallery of historic places saved from harm in 2017