Gravestone of Blackie the war horse, Knowsley, Merseyside © Historic England, James O'Davies DP175234

Latest Listings

Identifying heritage and protecting it through the listing system is one of Historic England’s key aims.

Over the course of each year we add hundreds of new buildings and sites to the List (officially known as the National Heritage List for England). Below you can see some of the historic treasures protected through the listing system in the last year.

We also respond to applications for listing, scheduling, protection of battlefields and wreck sites and the registration of parks and gardens from concerned members of the public and heritage professionals. You can see some of the highlights from these here too.

Sculpture set within steps up to modern building in the background

21 Fascinating Places Listed in 2019

Highlights from over 500 historic places which have been added to the National Heritage List for England in 2019.

HMS Montagu and the rope walk for the salvage crew

Pre-First World War Battleship HMS Montagu and Rare ‘Montagu Steps’ Granted Protection

The wreck of HMS Montagu and a series of steps cut into the cliff face on Lundy Island to help salvage it are now protected.

An illustration of paddle steamer the Lelia on rough seas with small lifeboat behind loosing oars as it's turned on its side by a large wave.

Paddle Steamer with Colourful Gun-Running History Granted Heritage Protection

The Lelia has been scheduled and added to the National Heritage List for England.

Image of the "Bowie Bandstand" in Beckenham during the summer of 2019

'Bowie Bandstand' in Beckenham Listed on Festival’s 50th Anniversary

Historic bandstand in London's Croydon Road Recreation ground, where David Bowie performed at the Growth Summer Festival in 1969, has been listed.

Exterior of Sainsbury’s supermarket 17-21 Camden Road

1980s Sainsbury’s in Camden Becomes First Listed Supermarket

The first purpose-built supermarket added to the NHLE along with canal-side terraced houses, both part of the Grand Union Complex in Camden.

Three soldiers crouched in the sand

Remembering D-Day - Second World War Sites Given Protection

Landing crafts, tanks, bulldozers and floating harbours are listed to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Timber framed octagonal kiosk on Ramsgate seafront with terrace of buildings in the background

Ramsgate Historic Gems Gain Listed Status

Places recognised as part of Ramsgate’s Heritage Action Zone

Exterior shot of Pardshaw meeting house with white walls and green window frames in a burial ground.

Quiet Simplicity of Quaker Meeting Houses Celebrated

17 Quaker meeting houses across England listed or upgraded.

Aerial view of Lenham Cross War Memorial, a huge, 60 metre long chalk cross, isolated on the south facing slopes of the North Downs

More Than 2,500 Poignant War Memorials Listed During Four Year Project to Commemorate First World War Centenary

Through the First World War Memorials programme, 2,645 First World War memorials have been listed, more than doubling the amount previously listed.

Black and white image of Tyne Bridge which spans the Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead. Photo taken by Eric de Mare from the quayside.

Tyne Bridge listed status upgraded during Great Exhibition of the North to celebrate its importance

Tyne Bridge upgraded during Great Exhibition of the North

Image of Raleigh Cycle Company's Former Head office- the Howitt Building on Lenton Boulevard, Lenton, Nottinghamshire

Raleigh Bicycle Company Head Office listed as National Heritage List reaches 400,000 entries

National Heritage List reaches 400,000 entries as Raleigh Cycle Company former head office is listed

Silhouettes of people on the Tankerton wreck site near Whitstable, North Kent

Archaeologists Investigate Medieval Shipwreck Discovered By Volunteers

Archaeologists to excavate shipwreck on the inter-tidal mudflats at Tankerton Beach, Kent and late 18th century wreck on Camber Sands protected.

Suffragettes in the dock at Bow Street Court, London. Some of the best-known trials of suffragettes took place at Bow Street Court in the decade before the First World War. Most of the offences by Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) members were low-level so would be tried in London’s magistrates’ courts, including Bow Street. In 1908 the WSPU produced a leaflet that urged readers to ‘help the suffragettes to rush the House of Commons’ on 13 October. Its leaders, Emmeline Pankhurst, Christabel Pankhurst and Flora Drummond, were arrested and tried at Bow Street. A press photographer known to the WSPU took covert pictures of the trial showing the three defendants in the dock.

Sites of Suffragette Protest and Sabotage Officially Recognised in Nation’s Heritage List

41 places across England that were at the centre of suffragette action, from mass meetings and smashed windows to prison hunger strikes and post box fires, are officially recognised today

Exterior of The Centurion Public House

Five Quirky Post-War Pubs Listed

Five quirky post-war pubs have been listed on the advice of Historic England. They include two themed pubs, a pub which commemorates a lifeboat disaster, a pub named after a blast furnace and a pub designed with multiple corners to sit in.

View of the main atrium, ceiling and balcony by architect John Outram. Judge Institute of Management Studies, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. Grade II* listed

1980s Buildings Officially Become Heritage

Historic England announces the listing of 17 Post-Modern buildings

Figure of Zeus supported by plinth with wall. Plinth with projecting centre with dedication and recessed sides with names. Incised aircraft depicted below dedication. Wall depicting relief of eighteen early aircrafts in flight extends from rear of plinth. Whole set in paved area.

War Memorials to Airmen Listed to Mark Centenary of the Royal Air Force

To mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force, 14 war memorials dedicated to airmen from the First World War and Second World War are being listed or upgraded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England.

The London Central Mosque prayer hall DP148090

British Islamic heritage celebrated by Historic England

Research for new book ‘The British Mosque’ results in new listings, re-listings and a deeper understanding of the development of mosque buildings in England

Members of the public peering over fencing into an archaeological trench, photographed from the bottom of the trench looking up.

Former Burial Place of King Richard III Granted Protection

The remains of a 13th century monastic site, Greyfriars in Leicester, which was the former burial place of King Richard III, has been granted protection by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England.

Amington Cemetery War Memorial, Tamworth

War Memorials Built 100 Years Ago Listed to Commemorate the First World War on Armistice Day

These war memorials and shrines became a precursor what was to come: the national movement to memorialise that took place following the war.

Photo of a classroom inside a domed building with triangular windows, walls and roof panels

12 of the Best Post-War Schools Listed

Newly listed school buildings include a plastic classroom known as 'the bubble' in Preston and a 'high-tech' infants school in Hampshire.

A photo mosaic showing the inshore Chesil Beach cannon site with its eight cast iron cannons

Two Wrecks Spanning Almost 300 Years of History Granted Protection

Wrecks of merchant ships containing 15 cast iron English cannons off Chesil Beach and a First World War mine-laying U-boat off Whitby protected.

Image of the entrance to Underhill in Holme, West Yorkshire. Designed by Arthur Quarmby, Underhill is Britain’s first modern earth-sheltered house and has been described as a luxury hobbit’s home because of its captivating design.

New Listings Announced to Celebrate 70 Years of Protecting England's Historic Buildings

New listings mark 70th anniversary of the listed building system

Mark II Telescope at Jodrell Bank

Radio Astronomy Site That Revolutionised Our Understanding of the Universe Given Heritage Protection

Six structures at Jodrell Bank listed on the 60th anniversary of the Lovell Telescope's "first light".

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regimental Memorial, Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire (Upgraded from Grade II to Grade II*)

Remembering Passchendaele: War Memorials Listed

Battle of Passchendaele centenary marked with 13 new and upgraded war memorial listings on the advice of Historic England

The Cabin on the beach slipway at Bucks Mills, North Devon

Places With Queer Histories Listed to Mark 50th Anniversary of the Partial Decriminalisation of Homosexuality

The two new listings come ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.

The Humber bridge is now Grade I listed

Listing of Humber Bridge and Philip Larkin’s house mark celebrations of Hull’s heritage

Nine new listings celebrate Hull's heritage during Hull City of Culture 2017