Applications open for Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage
Applications open for the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, helping heritage organisations to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Grant to Help Set Up New Body to Support Metal Detectorists
Historic England gives £50,000 grant to explore setting up a new training and education organisation for metal detectorists to promote best practice.
Remains of World’s Earliest Surviving Gasworks Now Protected
The exceptionally rare site at Dolphinholme, near Lancaster, has been added to the National Heritage List for England as a scheduled monument.
Historic England Welcomes Government’s £1.57 Billion Investment Package for Cultural, Arts and Heritage Institutions
The support package for heritage will be part of a £1.57 billion investment to protect the country's cultural, arts and heritage organisations.
Mysterious Historic Artefacts to be X-rayed to Reveal Their Secrets Thanks to New Grant for Historic England
Grant from The Wolfson Foundation to go towards state-of-the art X-ray equipment to scan artefacts disfigured by corrosion or other deposits.
Historic England Announces Covid-19 Heritage at Risk Fund
New funding for urgent maintenance and repairs at historic sites.
Pre-First World War German Battleship and Memorial Granted Protection
Protection granted for SMS 'Grosser Kurfürst', which sank in 1878 and a Folkestone memorial commemorating the men who lost their lives.
Picturing Lockdown Collection: 200 New Images Revealed After Exceptional Response to Historic England’s Public Call Out
These unique responses have formed a visual record in Historic England’s Archive, which will help us shape what we remember about this time.
Ancient Burial Mounds in London’s Richmond Park Protected
King Henry VIII’s Mound along with a second site in the Royal Park have been protected due to their national archaeological and historic importance.
Historic England Announces Covid-19 Emergency Grants to Help Recovery of Heritage Sector
£1.8 million in grants for 70 projects to help tackle the impact of Coronavirus on the heritage sector.
1930s Modernist Architectural Gem Listed
Bentley Wood, East Sussex, by Serge Chermayeff has been listed at Grade II on the advice of Historic England.
Rare 19th century Ship Dock Where Darwin’s Beagle Spent Her Final Days Gains Heritage Protection
The submerged mud berth on the River Roach near Paglesham, Essex, has been designated as a scheduled monument.
Rare Second World War Command Post and London War Memorial Listed to Celebrate VE Day
Unusual Second World War battle headquarters and war memorial which commemorates civilian casualties among the British war dead listed.
American Landing Ships Involved in D-Day Rehearsals Protected
Two American amphibian Landing Ships that were involved in the ill-fated Exercise Tiger rehearsals off Slapton Sands in Devon have been protected.
Public asked to help record a week in lockdown
We are calling on you to share images that document your experience of seven days in "Lockdown"
New Book Celebrates the Story of Ramsgate’s Rich Maritime and Seaside Heritage
Ramsgate: The Town and its Seaside Heritage charts its transformation from quiet fishing village to a prosperous port and popular seaside resort.
Historic England Announces Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund
Historic England has launched an emergency fund to help tackle the impact of Coronavirus on the heritage sector.
Historic England and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Renew Commitment to Care for England’s Commemorative Heritage
An agreement which sets out how both organisations will continue to work closely to secure the future of England’s commemorative heritage.
Rare Land Girls’ Hostel Listed
A Women’s Land Army (WLA) hostel in Smallwood, Cheshire, has been listed at Grade II.
Historic England Opens Consultation on Tall Buildings Advice
An updated draft Advice Note to guide the planning and design of tall buildings, is now out for public consultation.
Famous Crystal Palace Dinosaurs Declared ‘at Risk’
The 30 Grade I listed, life-size statues of dinosaurs and other extinct animals at Crystal Palace Park, added to Heritage at Risk Register.
Buildings Must Be Recycled and Reused to Help Tackle Climate Change
Recycling, reusing and responsibly adapting our existing historic buildings will help us reach Net Zero by 2050
Pilot Scheme Success in Restoring Historic Barns
Bringing life back to traditional agricultural buildings within the participating National Park boundaries.
Raising the Roof on an Edwardian Heritage Gem
Extensive roof repairs are complete at Grade II* Moseley Road Baths, Birmingham thanks to Historic England funding and a coalition of support.
Liverpool Philharmonic Pub Becomes Grade I Listed
News of listing upgrades to historic public houses, ranging from an opulent Victorian example in Liverpool to quaint west country village pubs.
Costly Convictions for Family Guilty of Seriously Damaging Historic Site in Warwickshire
Three individuals responsible for causing serious damage to a scheduled monument have been ordered to pay a total of £160,000.
England’s Heritage Worth £31 Billion To Economy Reveals New Report
New research shows the value of heritage to England’s economy which contributes to economic prosperity and growth.
From Flat Caps To Hard Hats: Breaking New Ground
Previously unseen images of Britain’s construction history released to mark the launch of 'Breaking New Ground'.
10 Years of Extraordinary Archaeological Discoveries
Historic England celebrates 10 fascinating archaeological discoveries of the past decade
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.
Historic England Calls for Arts and Heritage Organisations to Join Their Local Authority’s 'Cultural Consortium' Group
Call to join ‘Cultural Consortium’ groups, which are being put together as part of 69 new High Streets Heritage Action Zones (HAZ).
Hunt for Darwin’s HMS Beagle Reveals Dock Outline
Historic England’s hunt for HMS Beagle in Paglesham, Essex reveals outline of the dock where the ship was likely dismantled
Historic England lights up St Paul’s and Coventry cathedrals
Where Light Falls - spectacular, free light projections marking wartime courage during the Blitz - comes to London and Coventry.
Largest ever Bronze Age hoard in London discovered
The largest ever Bronze Age hoard to be discovered in London has been unearthed in Havering.
Heritage at Risk 2019
Historic England has revealed the historic sites most at risk of being lost forever as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development.
New Historic England Commissioner Appointed
Sandie Dawe has been appointed as a Commissioner of Historic England for four years.
Staffordshire Hoard secrets revealed in landmark publication
After a decade of research, a new book will delve into the secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard.
New Historic England Commissioners Appointed
Ben Derbyshire, Helena Hamerow and Sue Wilkinson have been appointed as Commissioners of Historic England for four years
New National Heritage Apprenticeship Scheme
A new higher-level apprenticeship programme to develop the knowledge and capabilities of the next generation of heritage workers is now in place.
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.
Struggling Historic High Streets to Benefit from £95m Funding Boost
Sixty nine high streets to be given new lease of life thanks to Government fund delivered through Historic England’s successful Heritage Action Zone.
Paddle Steamer with Colourful Gun-Running History Granted Heritage Protection
The Lelia has been scheduled and added to the National Heritage List for England.
'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.
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.
"Father of Reform" Memorial in Finchley Churchyard Saved
Memorial obelisk to Major John Cartwright, the "Father of Reform", repaired with £79k grant from Historic England
New Sentencing Guidelines For Offenders Who Cause Damage To Heritage and Cultural Assets
For the first time, courts in England and Wales will consider the full impact of arson or criminal damage to national heritage assets.
HemingwayDesign commissioned to reimagine Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
HemingwayDesign commissioned to reimagine Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
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.
Ramsgate Historic Gems Gain Listed Status
Places recognised as part of Ramsgate’s Heritage Action Zone
New Heritage Partnership Agreement Signed at King’s Cross Station
A new Heritage Partnership Agreement at King’s Cross Station will make managing the building much easier, saving time and money.
Public Asked to Help Save Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings’ Iron Crown
Crowd funder launched to help save iron crown of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
Quiet Simplicity of Quaker Meeting Houses Celebrated
17 Quaker meeting houses across England listed or upgraded.
Hidden Secrets about Anglo-Saxon Princely Burial Revealed
Archaeologists have made exciting discoveries about the Prittlewell Anglo-Saxon princely burial in Essex.
Britain’s Earliest Easter Bunny Found at Roman Palace
Experts have made a discovery which reveals rabbits came to England 1,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Businesses Benefit from Listed Buildings
New research: 85% of businesses operating in historic buildings express satisfaction with where they work.
Robin Romance On the Up Thanks to Historic Sound Structures
The love life of the nation’s best-loved bird has been given an unlikely boost by the remains of historic wartime structures along our coastlines.
Michael Morrison Reappointed as Historic England Commissioner
Michael Morrison re-appointed as Commissioner for 3 years, starting on 1 June 2019.
Heritage Apprenticeships Launched
New apprenticeships to meet the demand for skilled professionals around the country.
Roman Graffiti to be Recorded at Hadrian’s Wall Quarry
An exciting project to record rare Roman quarry inscriptions in Gelt Forest near Brampton in Cumbria.
Witches’ Marks Discovery ‘Largest in Britain’
The biggest concentration of protective marks ever found in British caves has been discovered at Creswell Crags in the East Midlands.
Share Your Love of Buildings this Valentine’s Day
As Valentine's Day approaches we want you to share the buildings and places close to your heart.
HMS Arethusa Figurehead Listed at Grade II
A wooden figurehead from the Royal Navy ship HMS Arethusa listed at Grade II.
‘As Shadows Return’ Light Installation Brings History to Life at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
Art installation marks completion of the first phase of restoration at the world’s oldest iron-framed building.
23 Remarkable Places Listed in 2018
Historic England publishes its annual highlights from more than 900 buildings and sites listed or upgraded this year.
New Report: Rise in Number of Businesses Occupying Listed Buildings
Research shows increase in number of listed buildings occupied by branded retailers, particularly in food and drink.
Secretary of State Reappoints Historic England Commissioner
Nicholas Boys Smith re-appointed as Commissioner for 3 years, starting on 1 January 2019.
Historic England Angel Award Winners 2018 Revealed
On Tuesday 27 November 2018 the winners of the Historic England Angel Awards 2018 were revealed at a ceremony hosted by historian Bettany Hughes
Heritage at Risk 2018
Historic England unveils latest chapter in the fight to save important heritage in 20th year of the national Register.
£40 Million Government Funding To Improve Historic High Streets
Government funding that will be delivered by extending Historic England’s successful Heritage Action Zone initiative.
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.
Restoration Milestone Reached for ‘Most Important Building of the Modern Age’
Restoration of the roof completed on the 1797 Grade I listed Main Mill at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings.
Tyne Bridge listed status upgraded during Great Exhibition of the North to celebrate its importance
Tyne Bridge upgraded during Great Exhibition of the North to celebrate its importance
Raleigh Bicycle Company Head Office listed as National Heritage List reaches 400,000 entries
National Heritage List reaches 400,000 entries
Roman Skeletons Show Vitamin D Deficiency in Children Was a Widespread Problem 2,000 Years Ago.
A study by researchers from Historic England and McMaster University in Canada has found that vitamin D deficiency is 'far from being a new problem'.
Hot Dry Summer Reveals Hidden Archaeological Sites in England
Mysterious Neolithic ceremonial monuments, Iron Age settlements, square barrows and a Roman farm have been discovered by Historic England’s flying archaeologists.
Ten Places that Uncover the History of Power, Protest and Progress Selected in Historic England Campaign
Top 10 Power, Protest & Progress sites in England chosen from public nominations
Public Call-out Uncovers England’s Secret and Unknown Memorials
Hundreds of nominations received as public share their knowledge of local monuments, street shrines and community tributes.
New Evidence Tells a Tale of Smuggling and Reveals Who Was On Board, During Major Shipwreck Excavation
Maritime archaeologists are diving the Rooswijk wreck site, continuing excavations started last summer, with the aim of revealing more of its story.
Archaeologists Investigate Medieval Shipwreck Discovered By Volunteers
Archaeologists to excavate ship wreck on the inter-tidal mudflats at Tankerton Beach, Kent and late 18th century wreck on Camber Sands protected.
Wounded Veterans Dive the Wreck of HMS Montagu
Wounded veterans have been carrying out a series of dives on the wreck of HMS Montagu to determine what remains of the wreck.
Search begins for the lost stones of Yelland
Work begins to find lost standing stones, buried under silts for decades
Historic England invites people to see and hear the 'Spirit of the North'
New photographs by John Kippin for Historic England explore the ‘Spirit of the North’
New Plan to Address England’s Archaeology Archives Challenge
An action plan to address the challenge of sustainable management of archaeological archives.
Surge in illegal metal detecting at Hadrian's Wall
We're calling on people to report illegal metal detecting as criminals are targeting this spectacular 1,900 year old World Heritage Site.
Ten Places That Tell the History of England’s Art, Architecture and Sculpture Selected in Historic England Campaign
Top 10 art, architecture and sculpture places in England chosen.
Sites of Suffragette Protest and Sabotage Officially Recognised in Nation's Heritage List
41 places that were at the centre of suffragette action, from mass meetings to smashed windows, are officially recognised
Culture Secretary Reappoints Historic England Commissioner
DCMS has re-appointed Martin Daunton as Commissioner for Historic England for four years, from 1 June 2018.
Five Quirky Post-War Pubs Listed
Five quirky post-war pubs have been listed on the advice of Historic England.
1980s Buildings Officially Become Heritage
Historic England announces the listing of 17 Post-Modern buildings
Tristram Hunt chooses top ten Industry, Trade & Commerce places that help tell A History of England
Ten places that tell of our rich industrial past have been chosen as part of Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places
Recently Uncovered Photograph Collection Reveals Extraordinary Insight into pre-NHS Healthcare
A collection of 4,050 photographs uncovered in the Historic England Archive is giving up its secrets after more than 70 years.
Historic England Angel Awards 2018 Open For Applications!
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Historic England invite you to enter the Historic England Angel Awards 2018. You have until Sunday 3 June 2018.
Celebrate London History Day 2018
London History Day is back on 31 May and it’s bigger and better than ever.
120,000 Children Set To Benefit From £1.6 Million Heritage Schools Programme
The Department for Education has announced £1.6 million for Historic England's award-winning Heritage Schools programme, allowing the scheme to continue for the next two years.
Top 10 Faith & Belief places chosen to tell A History of England in 100 Places
Top 10 faith and belief places in England chosen
War Memorials to Airmen Listed to Mark Centenary of the Royal Air Force
To mark the centenary of the RAF, 14 war memorials to airmen are being listed or upgraded by DCMS on the advice of Historic England.
Mary Beard chooses 10 places for Loss & Destruction in A History of England in 100 Places campaign
Mary Beard chooses the sites which tell our country's story of Loss & Destruction
British Islamic heritage celebrated by Historic England
Two mosques are newly listed and others given greater protection and recognition
Going Underground: Portraits of Londoners in their Treasured Historic Places
Historic England partners with Transport for London to install 'I am London' photographs at five underground stations across the capital.
Monica Ali chooses her top 10 places for Music & Literature in England
Author Monica Ali chooses her top 10 Music & Literature places in England
Historic England Asks Teachers to Explore Nation's Prehistory With Help of New Resources
New free online resource created to help teachers explore Britain's prehistory with students.
HerStories campaign launched to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage
HerStories campaign will explore the fight for women's suffrage 100 years ago today
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Chooses Her Top 10 Places for Sport & Leisure in England
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson announces her top 10 places for sport & leisure in A History of England in 100 Places campaign
Former Burial Place of King Richard III Granted Protection
The remains of a 13th century monastic site, Greyfriars in Leicester - the former burial place of King Richard III has been granted protection.
20 Intriguing Places Listed in 2017
Historic England's guide to 20 unusual or surprising places listed this year.
Hunt for the nation’s secret, forgotten or unknown memorials announced
Historic England asks how people are memorialised and asks for help in finding the secret, forgotten or unknown memorials around the country
Heritage Minister Announces Historic Places to Be Revived – and They're Concentrated in the North and Midlands
John Glen, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, today announced the latest historic places to be revived through the Heritage Action Zone scheme.
George Clarke announces his top 10 Homes & Gardens in England
George Clarke chooses the homes and gardens which best tell the history of England
A Fifth of Listed Building Owners Running a Business From Their Property, Says New Report
Ways in which historic buildings and places benefit local economies as well as contributing greatly to local culture and identity.
Bettany Hughes announces her top 10 Travel & Tourism places
Second category of A History of England in 100 Places announced
Heritage at Risk 2017
The Heritage at Risk Register 2017 is published today, providing the annual snapshot of the state of England’s most valued vulnerable historic places.
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.
Professor Robert Winston announces his top 10 Science & Discovery places
Professor Robert Winston announces his top 10 Science & Discovery places in A History of England in 100 Places campaign
New Poll Shows Strong Public Popularity for Conservation Areas - 50 Years After They Were Introduced
Findings released on anniversary of the first Conservation Area, Stamford in Lincolnshire, designated in 1967 - there are now more than 10,000 Conserv
Heritage Boost to England’s Economy Revealed in New Report
Report reveals the vital contribution of heritage to England's economic prosperity.
New Scientific Dating Research Unravels the Story of Life in Prehistoric Orkney
A new study is challenging the previously understood narrative for prehistoric life on Orkney.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Names Historic England Angel Award Winners
This year's Historic England Angel Award winners were announced at the Palace Theatre in London on 20 November 2017.
Heritage Minister to Unveil Plans to Mark and Celebrate Places Where History Has Been Made Across England
Heritage Minister John Glen is to announce plans for a new Historic England scheme to enable communities to celebrate places where history was made.
New Historic England Commissioners Appointed
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport appoints five new Commissioners.
Overwhelming Public Support for Saving England’s Mills Revealed
Historic England calls for industrial mill buildings to be at the centre of regeneration
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.
New Listings Announced to Celebrate 70 Years of Protecting England's Historic Buildings
New listings mark 70th anniversary of the listed building system
Remembering Passchendaele: War Memorials Listed
Battle of Passchendaele centenary marked with 13 new and upgraded war memorial listings
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.
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".
Rooswijk Wreck Dives Reveal Stories of Europe's Global Trading History
Dutch and British maritime archaeologists are excavating the wreck of the Rooswijk this summer
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.
Made in England but do we know it? New poll reveals we attribute key moments in English history to other nations
Help us create a list of the 100 places which best tell the story of England and its impact on the world
Construction Work at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Begins
Funding from The National Lottery is enabling construction work to start on the iconic Main Mill and Kiln at the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings.
Historic England Announces New Director of Planning
Ian Morrison, Chief Executive of the Architectural Heritage Fund has been announced as Historic England's next Director of Planning.
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
Iconic Post-Modern Pumping Station Given Listed Status
John Outram’s colourful Post-Modern Pumping Station on London’s Isle of Dogs listed at Grade II*
Lost Festival of Britain Sculpture Found
The Sunbathers by Peter Laszlo Peri has been found after Historic England's call for information on missing public art.
National Collection of Sir Herbert Baker’s War Memorials Recognised
15 First World War memorials by Sir Herbert Baker have been listed or upgraded to commemorate the centenary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
New Archaeological Evidence Throws Light on Efforts to Resist “the Living Dead” in Medieval England
New study of human bones supports belief that Mediaeval people thought corpses could arise from their graves, spread disease and assault the living.
New Discoveries Shed Light on Romans in Northern England
New Roman finds in North Yorkshire are teaching us more about life in Roman Britain
The Secretary of State Reappoints Chairman of Historic England
Sir Laurie Magnus has been reappointed as Chairman of Historic England from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2021.
The Sunbathers Go Back on Public Display
A once lost Festival of Britain sculpture has returned to London’s South Bank thanks to a successful Historic England crowdfunding campaign
Two Sites Protected to Commemorate New Zealand Lives Lost in the Battle of Messines
A large white chalk figure carved by New Zealand troops has been granted protection on the advice of Historic England.
Memorial to East End School Children Killed 100 Years Ago Given Higher Heritage Protection on the Centenary of Their Death
War memorial to the children of Upper North Street School, Poplar upgraded to Grade II* on Historic England advice.
£6m National Heritage Drive to Bring Economic Growth across England
Heritage Action Zones to help attract more tourists, reinvigorate local areas and grow local economies.
21 Fascinating Places Listed in 2016
Historic England's guide to 21 unusual or surprising places listed this year
50 War Memorials Listed to Mark Armistice Day
The listings are the latest in our pledge to protect 2,500 memorials by 2018, marking the centenary of the First World War.
Culture Secretary Reappoints two Historic England Commissioners
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has re-appointed Alex Balfour and Victoria Harley as Commissioners for Historic England until 31 May 2021
Exceptional Survival of Rare Anglo-Saxon Coffins
Archaeologists have revealed evidence of what might have been the final resting place for a community of early Christians.
Groundbreaking Women of Science Celebrated
Historic England and The Royal Society celebrate International Women’s Day by bringing to light the exceptional achievements of female scientists
Heritage should be at the heart of London's future
New report says heritage should be at the core of planning
High-Tech Architectural Landmark Listed at Grade II*
The landmark Schlumberger Gould Research Centre in Cambridge designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, one of the leading British architects of recent times, has been listed at Grade II* by Heritage Minister Tracey Crouch on the advice of Historic England.
Historic England Objects to Manchester Towers
We have objected to proposals for a large development, including two towers, in the historic heart of Manchester
Historic England, English Heritage and the National Trust on Proposed A303 Stonehenge Tunnel
The proposed A303 tunnel of at least 2.9km within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site would remove the majority of the existing damaging road from the World Heritage Site opening up more of the ancient landscape to the public.
New Data Uncovers Surge in Heritage Interest in England
Heritage Counts 2016 reveals increase in heritage interest and inclusivity
Pocahontas remembered 400 years after her death on English soil
400th anniversary of Pocahontas' death in Kent marked and remembered
Postmodernist Masterpiece Listed
Sir Terry Farrell's Postmodernist Comyn Ching in London listed
Commemorating 100 Years of the Sinking of SS Mendi
To commemorate the centenary of the loss of the British ship the SS Mendi Historic England is publishing a new book, We Die Like Brothers.
Tribute to Professor Geoffrey Wainwright, MBE, FSA, FRSA, FLSW
Inspector of Ancient Monuments 1963 - 1980; Principal Inspector 1980 - 1990; Chief Archaeologist, English Heritage 1990 - 1999
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare Centenary Marked
Newly published archive images of German submarines mark centenary of decisive day in First World War
Who Said the English Aren’t Romantic?
New poll reveals our romantic places – love really is all around us
Andrew Lloyd Webber Names Angel Award Winners
The winners of the Historic England Angel Awards are announced at an awards ceremony held at The Palace Theatre, London, on 31 October 2016
Minesweeping Trawler Untouched on the Seabed for 100 Years Protected
Rare and exceptionally well-preserved First World War trawler and minesweeper given special protection
Black British History Recognised Through Listings
Three new listings announced as Historic England partners with BBC on 'Black and British' season
Capability Brown Landscapes Celebrated and Protected
To mark Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s 300th year Historic England is celebrating and protecting his landscapes anew.
Elizabethan Playhouses and Bear Baiting Arenas Given Protection
The Theatre and The Hope join the Rose and the Globe on Bankside, London as scheduled monuments.
England's Queer History Recognised, Recorded and Celebrated
'Pride of Place' research project uncovers and celebrates LGBTQ heritage across England
Heritage at Risk 2016
The Heritage at Risk Register 2016 is published today, providing our annual insight into the state of England’s most valued historic places.
Maritime Archaeologists To Dive Dutch Wreck The Rooswijk
Dutch and British maritime archaeologists are carrying out a joint diving and surveying expedition at the Rooswijk wreck site off the Kent coast.
Post-War Public Art in the North East Listed
5 sculptures across the North East of England designed to bring our public spaces back to life after WWII are newly listed
Public Asked to Help Hunt for Witches' Marks
Public asked to share their knowledge and search for more ritual protection symbols or apotropaic marks
Secrets of the Deep – Jutland Wreck Brought to Life
HMS Falmouth recreated in its final resting place using underwater surveying and digital 3D modelling on centenary of sinking
Site of First World War Munitions Factory Where 35 Women Died in Explosion Given Heritage Protection
Protected site saw the first major loss of female civilian workers in England during the war
Top Archaeological Finds-from-the-Air List Shows Aerial Technology is Transforming Understanding of the Past
Top archaeological finds revealed by photography from a light aircraft
Battle of the Somme Memorials Listed
We mark 100 years since one of the bloodiest battles in the First World War with 15 war memorial listings
Wild, local meat and fish; international accessories; the latest household goods and turf roofs: how we lived in Bronze Age Britain
Excavation of 3,000 year old settlement reveals near complete picture of life in Bronze Age Britain
Historic England Annual Report and Accounts 2015/16
The first Annual Report and Accounts of Historic England was laid in Parliament yesterday (18 July).
London History Day Announced After Public Vote as Part of New Campaign to #KeepItLondon
Londoners have chosen 31 May 2017 to be the first ever London History Day, the date Big Ben first started keeping time.
London Mayor Asked to Save the Original Foyles Store
Historic England asks London’s new Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to call in demolition scheme and refuse it
Oldest German U-Boat and Earliest U-Boat Casualty of the First World War Protected
U-8, the first victim of the Royal Navy's Dover Patrol sunk in English territorial waters in the First World War, given protection as a Protected Historic Wreck site.
Public Asked to Chronicle the Nation’s Missing History
The nation's list of historic buildings and places is now open to public contributions for the first time ever.
Report Calls For More Developers and Owners To Take On Mill Regeneration
Over 1000 of West Yorkshire's textile mills are either vacant or underused; bringing them back into use could accommodate 27,000 homes or 150,000 jobs
Three Historic Shipwrecks Given Protection
Three historic shipwrecks in the South West has been given protection by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England.
Battle of Jutland Memorials Listed
Historic England marks the centenary of the Battle of Jutland with new and upgraded listings
Charlton Manor School Helps to List War Memorial in Royal Greenwich
Charlton Manor Primary School in Greenwich becomes the first school in London to have successfully helped to list their local war memorial.
Coventry’s Overlooked Post-War Heritage Celebrated In New Book
Historic England publishes a new book which celebrates the innovative and influential rebuilding of the city of Coventry.
Earliest Complete Bronze Age Wheel in Britain Discovered
This latest find from ‘Peterborough’s Pompeii’ builds on our understanding of the technology available to people 3,000 years ago.
Heritage Schools Programme Wins Major EU Prize
Historic England’s Heritage Schools programme is among the winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards
Historic England Objects to Chiswick Curve
Proposals for two towers in Chiswick would damage historic environment
Historic England, National Trust and English Heritage Welcome ICOMOS/UNESCO Report on Stonehenge Tunnel Plans
ICOMOS/UNESCO report recognises the benefits a tunnel of at least 2.9km could bring to the Stonehenge site, if it is designed and delivered well.
Londoners Want A Say On Their Skyline
New poll reveals what Londoners think of changes to London's skyline
One of Churchill’s Secret Wireless Stations Protected
Part of Churchill's mysterious underground wireless network, mostly operated by civilian agents
Iconic Oval Cricket Gasholder Listed
An iconic Victorian gasholder that has been the backdrop to test cricket at The Oval is now listed Grade II.
Rare-Surviving 17th Century Houses Given Grade II* Protection
Rare examples of 17th century town houses in Denmark Street have had their listing upgraded from Grade II to Grade II*
Roman Villa Discovered Beneath Wiltshire Home
Initial excavations by Historic England and Salisbury Museum suggest a villa of very significant size
School Children Help to List Fishponds War Memorial in Bristol
Children at Fishponds Church of England Academy in Bristol have helped to list their local war memorial at Fishponds Park.
Three French War Memorials Listed
Listings mark the centenary of the Battle of Verdun, the longest single battle of the First World War.
Two Outstanding Yorkshire Churches Now Grade I Listed
Ampleforth Abbey and St Charles Borromeo, Hull upgraded to Grade I
Urgent Need for More Trained Archaeologists Follows Surge in Infrastructure Projects
New report warns there will not be enough trained archaeologists to do excavations required on future major infrastructure projects unless action is taken.
Yorkshire War Memorials Make Highest Grade
Two memorials in Sledmere have been upgraded to Grade I
2015 Spending Review Statement from Historic England
Historic England's statement about the 2015 Spending Review
Bronze Age Homes Unearthed in East Anglia
Archaeologists have revealed incredibly well-preserved Bronze Age dwellings during an excavation at Must Farm quarry in the East Anglian fens.
Help Find Missing Public Art
Public asked to help uncover missing sculptures, friezes and murals that have been destroyed, sold, lost or stolen.
Listed Building Owners Proud to Care for Heritage
Heritage Counts 2015 reveals listed building owners' pride
New Advice on Tall Buildings Amid Surge in Proposals
Recognises importance of protecting the historic environment and the need for high-quality design, as well as a need for sustainable development.
New Commissioners Appointed to Historic England
Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has appointed five new commissioners to Historic England
Post-War Public Art Listed
41 sculptures across England designed to bring our public spaces back to life after WWII are newly listed
25 Years of Archaeological Discovery That Have Rewritten England’s Story
New report illustrating how development-led archaeological discoveries have shed new light on our ancient and recent past.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation To Fund Future Angels
The trustees of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agree to continue to support the Historic England Angel Awards for a further three years.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Names Historic England Angel Award Winners
The Historic England Angel Award winners for 2015 were announced at an awards ceremony held at The Palace Theatre in London on 7 September 2015
Unsung Heroines of the Anti-slavery Movement Remembered
Historic England launches three podcasts on the pioneering women behind the anti-slavery movement
Attitudes to Heritage Survey Results
The Government’s Taking Part survey shows that nearly all adults agree that it is important that heritage buildings and places are well looked after.
Best Inter-War Pubs Listed
Rare, overlooked buildings are protected and celebrated through listing following extensive research
England's Places photo collection now online
Discover photos of English cities, towns and villages using our online version of the Architectural Red Boxes.
England’s Post-War Listed Buildings
New guide to over 500 of England’s very best post-war buildings.
First Stage of Project to Save Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Complete
One of the most important historic buildings in the world is being brought back to life with the launch of a visitor centre
Four Buildings Re-listed to Celebrate Their Role in the History of the Women’s Institute
The re-listings of four buildings celebrate the story of the WI and mark the centenary of the first WI meeting in England.
We want to know of any pubs built after the Second World War ended in 1945
We want your suggestions of pubs built after 1945
Heritage at Risk 2015
Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register is published today, an annual snapshot of the health of England's historic environment.
Historic Wreck Identified – Believed To Be Henry V’s 600-Year-Old Great Ship
Historic wreck believed to be Henry V’s 600-year-old great ship
Lord Montagu of Beaulieu – Chairman of English Heritage 1984-1992
Sir Laurie Magnus pays tribute to the first chairman of English Heritage in 1984, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, who died yesterday aged 88.
Making Our Past Relevant to Our Future - How Industrial Heritage Can Boost Growth
A two-day conference exploring the challenges and benefits of reusing industrial heritage buildings.
Marshlands of Kent Reveal Historic Treasures
Historic England experts uncover and protect the extraordinary historic sites of the Hoo Peninsula in North Kent.
National Collection of Lutyens’ War Memorials Listed
All 44 First World War memorials designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens are now protected by listing.
New Guidelines Target Heritage Thieves
Historic England welcomes the Sentencing Council's new theft guidelines which include 'heritage assets' for the first time.
Picturing England - Free Outdoor Photographic Exhibition
Free outdoor exhibition showcases Historic England archive photography
Royal Vauxhall Tavern Listed
We are delighted that the Minister for Heritage, Tracey Crouch, has listed the Royal Vauxhall Tavern at Grade II on our advice.
Space, Hope and Brutalism
Extensive overview of English Architecture 1945-1975 published.
20 Unusual Places Given Listed Status This Year
Historic England has today published highlights from the 510 places added to the National Heritage List for England in the past year.
27 Historic Sites Across the North East Rescued
Across the North East 20 sites and conservation areas have been added to the Register while 27 have been repaired and removed.
A Course Examining the First World War and its Effects on Different Aspects of Heritage Practice
A course examining the First World War and its effects on different aspects of heritage practice
Angel Awards 2015 Open for Applications!
Andrew Lloyd Webber, who founded the Angel Awards in 2011, said: "Every year, I am astounded by the variety of the Angels applications and the hard graft that takes place in every corner of the country."
British Library Listed at Grade I
The British Library and seven local libraries across England are being listed as the best examples of public libraries of the later 20th century.
Demolished Pub To Be Rebuilt
A Westminster Council Committee has agreed that an enforcement notice will be served requiring the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale, London, to be rebuilt in facsimile.
Our Chief Executive on why we care about historic places
The historic environment cannot be interpreted or placed in glass cabinets for description and preservation. We must live in and around it.
Current Archaeology Awards 2015
English Heritage features in two award categories at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards 2015.
Duncan Wilson OBE Appointed First Chief Executive of Historic England
The appointment was announced today of Duncan Wilson as the first Chief Executive of Historic England.
English Heritage Reveals Heritage At Risk in the East of England 2014
English Heritage Reveals Heritage At Risk in the East of England 2014
English Heritage Seeks Experts for London Advisory Committee
English Heritage is seeking experts in London's urban archaeology to apply for a position on the London Advisory Committee.
First Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement signed by Historic England, Maldon District Council and Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome
The first Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement (LBHPA) in England has been signed between English Heritage, Maldon District Council and the Trustees of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Purleigh, Near Maldon, Essex.
First World War Acoustic Mirror Saved
A rare First World War structure, built to warn communities of Zeppelin attacks re-opens following £68,000 restoration
First World War Memorials Honoured
From Newcastle to Norwich, Westminster to the Wirral, six of England's most important war memorials given Grade I and II* listed status.
Former Western Morning News Building in Plymouth Listed
Former Western Morning News building is the youngest to be listed
Grant For Yorkshire's Oldest Cloth Hall
Leeds' First White Cloth Hall Receives English Heritage Grant Positive Step Towards Securing Building's Future
Heritage at Risk 2014
Fifteen years on from the first Register, we have the most comprehensive view of the state of our heritage to date, but there's more to be done.
Heritage Makes You Happy
Taking part in heritage is good for our happiness and wellbeing, according to this year’s Heritage Counts report published today by English Heritage on behalf of England’s leading heritage organisations, the Historic Environment Forum.
Heritage Minister Recognises Women Who Built Waterloo Bridge With National Heritage Listing
Women who built Waterloo Bridge officially recognised in National Heritage List to mark National Women in Engineering Day
Historic England Angel Awards Shortlist Announced
Find out who has been shortlisted in the 2015 Historic England Angel Awards and then vote for your favourite project.
Historic England Preview
Coming up! Read about some of the exciting projects Historic England will be doing in 2015.
London skatepark given protected status
Icon of 1970s British Skateboard scene, Rom Skatepark in Hornchurch, listed at Grade II. The first Skatepark to be listed in Europe, second in the world.
Measured Survey for Cultural Heritage 2015
This 5 day residential course is designed to introduce the range of measured survey and photographic techniques currently available through both theoretical and practical instruction.
Bronze Age Time Capsule To Be Unearthed
£1.1 million four year project will shed new light on day to day lives of our ancestors
New Era for England's Heritage
Successor bodies to English Heritage set out programme for the years ahead.
New Evidence Shows Surge in Enthusiasm for Heritage
New research shows English people recognise and protect the nationally significant sites in their area.
200th Anniversary of Battle of Waterloo to be marked by new exhibitions
Two new exhibitions at Wellington Arch and Apsley House will this year mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
New Life for England's Old Farm Buildings
Historic England publishes new advice to help owners convert redundant traditional farm buildings.
Norton Folgate Decision
Consent refused for development around Norton Folgate
Norton Folgate decision to take place Tuesday 21 July
Tower Hamlets are about to decide whether or not to give consent to development proposals for the area around Norton Folgate, a street just east of the City of London, close to Shoreditch and within the Elder Street conservation area.
Post-War Office Buildings Listed
The work of leading modern architects is celebrated today with the listing of 14 of the finest post-war office buildings in England.
Nation asked to throw new light on England’s lesbian gay bisexual transgender and queer heritage
Nation asked to throw new light on England’s lesbian gay bisexual transgender and queer heritage.
Race Against Time to Raise Gun Carriage from the London Wreck
Rare 350 year old gun carriage recovered from the London shipwreck
Historic England Research Sheds New Light on Franklin Expedition
Historic England Franklin Expedition
Robin Hood Gardens Estate
Heritage Minister minded to approve COI for Robin Hood Gardens
Secrets of Staffordshire Hoard Revealed
Research reveals exciting remains but £120,000 is needed to complete the project
Government Tackles International Cultural Destruction
Government will introduce new legislation to ratify the Hague Convention
War Memorials Associated With Gallipoli Campaign Listed
War memorials listed to mark the Gallipoli Campaign centenary
Palace of Westminster Options Appraisal report released today
Report outlines how best to programme and manage major works, alongside on-going conservation repairs at the Palace of Westminster.
Winners Of The English Heritage Angel Awards 2014
Andrew Lloyd Webber joined by Culture Secretary Sajid Javid to hail local people who save their heritage.
17th century Shipwreck off Southend Pier to Give Up Its Secrets
English Heritage and Cotswold Archaeology to excavate the 'London' and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Museums Service to display the ship's finds.
4x4 Vehicles Damage the Historic Landscape of the Mendip Hills Aonb
Illegal off-roading by 4x4 vehicles on one of England's most special places, the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), has caused substantial damage to the historic landscape at the Charterhouse lead works in Blackmoor Reserve, near Blagdon, Somerset.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Hails Heroes of Heritage
Shortlist Announced for English Heritage Angel Awards - Vote for Your Favourite!
Annual Report and Accounts 2013/14
English Heritage's Annual Report and Accounts 2013/14 was laid before Parliament yesterday.
Archaeological Landscape Survey Field School
A five day course introducing the disciplines of investigation and field surveying will be run by Historic England from Monday 20 April to Friday 24 April 2015 at the University of Warwick.
Archaeological Landscape Survey Field School
A five day course introducing the disciplines of investigation and field surveying will be run by English Heritage from Monday 28 April to Friday 2 May 2014 at the University of Warwick.
Better Heritage Regulation under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (ERR) Act 2013 has introduced a number of changes to the legal framework protecting heritage in England.
Bournemouth First World War Memorial Listed at Second Highest Grade - II*
Bournemouth War Memorial, situated in the registered Bournemouth Pleasure Gardens, has been listed at Grade II* as part of an English Heritage scheme to list up to 500 war memorials a year over the next five years to mark the centenary of the First World War. The English Heritage scheme has the backing of Culture Secretary Maria Miller, who leads for the Government on First World War commemorations.
Britain From Above in the First World War
English Heritage is asking the public to help "tag" a vast on-line archive of aerial photographs known as Britain from Above with sites, ruins and remains that show the impact of the First World War on British soil.
Brutal and Beautiful: Celebrating Modern Architecture
From cathedrals to private houses, printing works to art galleries, English Heritage exhibition comes to Sheffield and tells the story of post-war architecture in England.
Carscapes: How the Motor Car Reshaped England
Motorways, bypasses, garages, petrol pumps, traffic lights and roundabouts - a new exhibition at Wellington Arch
Celebrating London's Sporting Heritage
Five structures listed at Grade II tell city’s unique sporting stories.
Deserted Medieval Villages in Northamptonshire Designated as Ancient Monuments
A series of deserted and shrunken medieval villages in Northamptonshire have been designated as scheduled monuments by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on the advice of English Heritage.
Discovery of Practice Battlefield Launches Call Up to Volunteers
Help find forgotten history of the First World War!
Diving into History
English Heritage opens first submarine dive trail.
English Heritage Angel Awards - Emma Bridgewater announced as a new judge
With just 2 weeks to go until the applications deadline for the 2014 Angel Awards, we're pleased to announce that Emma Bridgewater has agreed to be a judge this year.
English Heritage adds Compton Cemetery to the Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade II*
Compton Cemetery, which lies on a dramatic hillside site near Guildford in Surrey, designed by Mary Watts, a Victorian artist and designer best known for her work in ceramics, has today been added to the Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade II* by English Heritage. This will give it protection in the planning system.
English Heritage and VisitEngland Working Together to Promote the Importance of Heritage to Tourism
English Heritage in partnership with VisitEngland which recognises the role that England's heritage plays in supporting the tourism industry.
English Heritage Angel Awards 2014 Open for Applications!
Andrew Lloyd Webber on the look out for Heritage Heroes, Apprentices and Trainees.
English Heritage Champions Blackpool's 'Roaring' Past and Bright Future
Launch of book that tells the story of Blackpool from the middle of the 18th century, when the town first began attracting visitors, up to now, when a Masterplan to revive Blackpool's fortunes is in full swing.
English Heritage Renews Commitment to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
English Heritage and National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NAAONB) have renewed their commitment to work together to promote the conservation, understanding, and public enjoyment of heritage in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
English Heritage Reveals South East Heritage at Risk Register 2014
English Heritage Reveals South East Heritage at Risk Register 2014
English Heritage Reveals South West Heritage At Risk Register 2014
Hnglish Heritage reveals South West Heritage at Risk register 2014
English Heritage Reveals West Midlands Heritage at Risk Register 2014
English Heritage reveals West Midlands Heritage at Risk Register 2014
English Heritage Reveals Yorkshire Heritage at Risk Register 2014
English Heritage Reveals Yorkshire Heritage At Risk Register 2014
Excavating the London Shipwreck – Divers, Local Volunteers and 17th Century Finds Come Together on Southend Pier
As part of the Festival of Archaeology, licensed divers and local volunteers gathered at Southend Pier in Essex to conserve and record artefacts that have been retrieved from one of England's most important 17th century shipwrecks, the London.
First World War Centenary Marked by Upgrading Listed Status of London War Memorials
First World War Centenary Marked by Upgrading Listed Status of London War Memorials
Future Is Golden For Muslim Burial Ground
Secretary of State for Culture Sajid Javid welcomes restoration works. Gilded finial is finishing touch and puts seal on future funding
Government Approval of Changes to English Heritage
Government Approval of Changes to English Heritage
Have your say on national guidance on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and the historic environment
As a supporting action of the National Heritage Protection Plan we have commissioned the Place Services team at Essex County Council, in partnership with the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA), to prepare national guidance on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and the Historic Environment.
Have Your Say on the Priorities for Caring for England’s Heritage
A consultation on the National Heritage Protection Plan gives everyone an opportunity to say what matters in the historic environment and what is in danger of being lost.
Listed - First World War Memorial by Kathleen Scott, Wife of Scott of the Antarctic
The war memorial in the centre of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, by noted female sculptor Kathleen Scott, wife of polar explorer Captain Scott, has been listed at Grade II. Its listing is part of an English Heritage project to see up to 500 war memorials a year given the protection of listed status over the next five years in honour of the First World War centenary. The project has the backing of Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, who leads for the Government on First World War commemorations.
Man Pleads Guilty to using a Metal Detector to Steal a Roman Gold Coin
Delivery driver Roy Wood (52) pleads guilty to using a metal detector to steal a roman gold coin valued at £200.
Medieval Manor And Art Deco Market Added To English Heritage’s ‘Heritage At Risk’ Register In London
Future Safe for Severndroog Castle, Tobacco Dock and 39 more
More Than 30 Historical Sites Across East Midlands Rescued
A Lincolnshire abbey with some of the finest medieval sculpture to survive anywhere in the country, is amongst the vulnerable historic gems added to Heritage at Risk Register for East Midlands, English Heritage announced today.
More Than 50 Historic Sites Across North West Rescued
More Than 50 Historic Sites Across North West Rescued
New Model for English Heritage Moves a Step Closer Following Consultation
£88.5 million investment to help it stand alone.
Only one in five will celebrate St George’s Day this year, according to English Heritage survey
Only around one in five English adults (19%) plan to celebrate St George's Day this year, a survey by English Heritage has revealed.
Paddle Steamer with Colourful Gun-Running History becomes Dive Trail
English Heritage launches 5th Underwater Dive Trail off Lundy Island in the South West of England
Pentney Priory Saved for the Nation
One of English Heritage's most ambitious restoration projects in the East of England is now complete with the conservation of the impressive medieval gatehouse at Pentney Priory in Norfolk. The imposing, three story, 14th century gatehouse is the only surviving monastic building from the once powerful and prestigious priory. Thanks to funding and expert advice from English Heritage its future is now secure.
Phoenix Caisson in Kent Designated - Part of the Mulberry Floating Harbour Used in the D-Day Landings
A rare and poignant reminder of the Mulberry 'floating' Harbour which played a major role in the success of the D-Day landings in June 1944.
Rare Victorian Railway Arches Saved
Grade II listed Chorley Flying Railway Arches saved from demolition in a collaboration between English Heritage and Network Rail.
Research Frameworks - Survey of Users and Non-Users
The consultancy firm Pye Tait is to undertake a survey to evaluate the role, impact and value of Research Frameworks for the historic environment sector in England. This online survey covers all aspects of the historic environment and is aimed at both those who do not currently use Research Frameworks, and those who do.
Seven New English Heritage Commissioners Announced
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid today (Thursday 15 May, 2014) announced the appointment of seven new Commissioners of English Heritage.
Autumn Statement: Stonehenge and the A303
The Government announced in its Autumn Statement that it will be investing in a new 2.9km tunnel to remove the A303 from the Stonehenge landscape.
Tribute To Sir Jocelyn Stevens
Chairman of English Heritage from 1992-2000.
Wind farm blown away by Court of Appeal
We are delighted that the Court of Appeal has upheld the previous decision of the High Court to quash a Planning Inspector's approval of a wind turbine development close to Lyveden New Bield.
York's Leeman Road District First World War Memorial Listed
The Leeman Road District war memorial in Salisbury Rd, York has been listed at Grade II as part of an English Heritage scheme to list up to 500 war memorials a year over the next five years to mark the centenary of the First World War.
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