Identifying heritage and protecting it through the listing system is one of Historic England’s key aims.
Below you can see some of the hundreds of historic treasures now protected.
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.
Explore recent highlights picked from the hundreds of historic buildings and sites that we add to the List of protected places every year.
19 pubs built between the wars are now listed, thanks to our strategic project promoting the appreciation and protection of these threatened pubs.
In our recent project to promote the value and protection of public sculptures erected between 1945-1985, 41 sculptures were protected by listing.
Historic England is aiming to list up to 500 war memorials a year over the First World War centenary period 2014-18.
Nine drill halls have recently been listed as part of a strategic project anticipating change to the structure of the reserve forces.