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.
Places recognised as part of Ramsgate’s Heritage Action Zone
17 Quaker meeting houses across England listed or upgraded.
Historic England publishes its annual highlights from more than 900 buildings and sites listed or upgraded this year.
Through the First World War Memorials programme, 2,645 First World War memorials have been listed, more than doubling the amount previously listed.
Tyne Bridge upgraded during Great Exhibition of the North
National Heritage List reaches 400,000 entries as Raleigh Cycle Company former head office is listed
Archaeologists to excavate shipwreck on the inter-tidal mudflats at Tankerton Beach, Kent and late 18th century wreck on Camber Sands protected.
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
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.
Historic England announces the listing of 17 Post-Modern buildings
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.
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
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.
Historic England's guide to 20 unusual or surprising places listed this year.
These war memorials and shrines became a precursor what was to come: the national movement to memorialise that took place following the war.
Newly listed school buildings include a plastic classroom known as 'the bubble' in Preston and a 'high-tech' infants school in Hampshire.
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.
New listings mark 70th anniversary of the listed building system
Six structures at Jodrell Bank listed on the 60th anniversary of the Lovell Telescope's "first light".
Battle of Passchendaele centenary marked with 13 new and upgraded war memorial listings on the advice of Historic England
The two new listings come ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.
Nine new listings celebrate Hull's heritage during Hull City of Culture 2017