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A zebra crossing in a street in Oswestry

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

Artist's impression of light projections on Coventry Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral

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.

A selection of objects from the Havering Hoard

Largest ever Bronze Age hoard in London discovered

The largest ever Bronze Age hoard to be discovered in London has been unearthed in Havering.

General view of the Dovercourt outer lighthouse with stormy sky and lightening

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.

The Royal Crescent in Bath.  Exterior of Nos 4 – 8.

New Historic England Commissioner Appointed

Sandie Dawe has been appointed as a Commissioner of Historic England for four years.

Detail of an artefact from the Staffordshire Hoard.

Staffordshire Hoard secrets revealed in landmark publication

After a decade of research, a new book will delve into the secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard.

Market Hall, The Square, Chipping Campden,  Gloucestershire. Interior view showing arches.

New Historic England Commissioners Appointed

Ben Derbyshire, Helena Hamerow and Sue Wilkinson have been appointed as Commissioners of Historic England for four years

The group of new starters on the National Heritage Apprenticeship Scheme along with staff who are up-skilling.

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.

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.

People walking passed derelict shop on high street

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.

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.

Image of Major John Cartwright's memorial in St Mary's Church in Finchley

"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

Burnt out interior of church

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.

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

HemingwayDesign commissioned to reimagine Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

HemingwayDesign commissioned to reimagine Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

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

View down platforms 5, 6, 7 and 8 of King's Cross Station.

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

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.

Image of a drinking horn, which was a luxury item and tells us about the status of the man buried here.

Hidden Secrets about Anglo-Saxon Princely Burial Revealed

Archaeologists have made exciting discoveries about the Prittlewell Anglo-Saxon princely burial in Essex.

Rabbit photographed on a stone wall at Housesteads Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall

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.

A view of Derby City Centre Conservation Area

Businesses Benefit from Listed Buildings

New research: 85% of businesses operating in historic buildings express satisfaction with where they work.

Acoustic Mirror, Sunderland

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.

Market Hall, The Square, Chipping Campden,  Gloucestershire. Interior view showing arches.

Michael Morrison Reappointed as Historic England Commissioner

Michael Morrison re-appointed as Commissioner for 3 years, starting on 1 June 2019.

Apprentice Elizabeth Stephens recording First World War graffiti at Richmond Castle.

Heritage Apprenticeships Launched

New apprenticeships to meet the demand for skilled professionals around the country.

Roman graffiti left at quarry in Gelt, Cumbria

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.

Diagonal lines and letters are engaved here.

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.

A photo of Clevedon Pier at sunset

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.

Front view of figurehead enclosed by metal railings

HMS Arethusa Figurehead Listed at Grade II

A wooden figurehead from the Royal Navy ship HMS Arethusa listed at Grade II.

A light installation by artist Andy McKeown

‘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.

View of archways of subway

23 Remarkable Places Listed in 2018

Historic England publishes its annual highlights from more than 900 buildings and sites listed or upgraded this year.

View of the Toffee Factory lit up

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.

Market Hall, The Square, Chipping Campden,  Gloucestershire. Interior view showing arches.

Secretary of State Reappoints Historic England Commissioner

Nicholas Boys Smith re-appointed as Commissioner for 3 years, starting on 1 January 2019.

View of a group of buildings at Chatham Dockyards.

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

Derelict building in the Kasbah, Grimsby

Heritage at Risk 2018

Historic England unveils latest chapter in the fight to save important heritage in 20th year of the national Register.

Derelict shops

£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.

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.

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings new roof on the Main Mill. From left to right, Alan Mosley (The Friends of Flaxmill Maltings Chairman), Alastair Godfrey (Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Project Lead), Nic Laurens (Shropshire Council, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth).

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.

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 to celebrate its importance

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

Illustration showing a mother and her infant indoors, away from direct natural light, in Roman times. Credit Judith Dobie.

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'.

Aerial view of Bronze Age burial mound and prehistoric pit alignment

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.

Print depicting the Peterloo Massacre, Manchester

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

The Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice in Postman's Park, City of London

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.

Collection of the different coins that were found in the wreck of the Rooswijk

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.

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

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.

Dan Andy Matthew Sacha with Flag

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.

Image of the Yelland stone row on Isley Marsh in 1953.

Search begins for the lost stones of Yelland

Work begins to find lost standing stones, buried under silts for decades

Salford Lads Club, Salford. Grade II listed. John Kippin 2018

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’

Fragments of a decorated jar

New Plan to Address England’s Archaeology Archives Challenge

An action plan to address the challenge of sustainable management of archaeological archives.

Image of Brunton Turret at Hadrian's Wall, which is under the guardianship of English Heritage

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.

Detail of choir stalls and stained glass in Coventry Cathedral Church of St Michael

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.

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 that were at the centre of suffragette action, from mass meetings to smashed windows, are officially recognised

Dunston Staiths

Culture Secretary Reappoints Historic England Commissioner

DCMS has re-appointed Martin Daunton as Commissioner for Historic England for four years, from 1 June 2018.

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.

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

Image of Middleport Pottery in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. The town of Stoke-on-Trent itself is affectionately known as The Potteries and officially recognised as the World Capital of Ceramics. Burslem is called the “Mother Town” of The Potteries and Middleport Pottery, in the heart of Burslem, has made its famous Burleigh pottery since 1889.

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

05 Dec 1940. The caption on the reverse of the photograph reads: “Hope Hospital, Salford. Picture shows the Sister Tutor, Sister F. E. Knowles, giving a class of nurses who are taking the Preliminary State Examination in February a demonstration in the ward on the B.L.B. oxygen mask.” Source: Historic England Archive MED01/01/1358

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 Award winners 2017 pictured with hosts Andrew Lloyd Webber and Bettany Hughes, Historic England's Sir Laurie Magnus and Duncan Wilson, and judges Baroness Lola Young and George Clarke.

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.

London History Day logo on a white tshirt

Celebrate London History Day 2018

London History Day is back on 31 May and it’s bigger and better than ever.

School children in Leicester attending a remembrance event for the Indian Labour Corp at Lutyen's Memorials at Leicester's Victoria Park and New Delhi's India Gate.

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.

Crowds gathered inside stone circle at Stonehenge

Top 10 Faith & Belief places chosen to tell A History of England in 100 Places

Top 10 faith and belief places in England chosen

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 RAF, 14 war memorials to airmen are being listed or upgraded by DCMS on the advice of Historic England.

Panorama of Crystal Palace after fire

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

The London Central Mosque prayer hall DP148090

British Islamic heritage celebrated by Historic England

Two mosques are newly listed and others given greater protection and recognition

Three portraits from Historic England's I am London series displayed at Algate East Underground Station

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.

Image of the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth which was home to Patrick Brontë and his three literary daughters Charlotte, Emily and Anne from 1820 onwards.

Monica Ali chooses her top 10 places for Music & Literature in England

Author Monica Ali chooses her top 10 Music & Literature places in England

Colour illustration of Iron Age round houses

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.

Image of a Suffragette Procession on 17 June 1911

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

Silhouette of statue of rugby player situated above gates

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

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 - the former burial place of King Richard III has been granted protection.

The Esplanade and Tower Gardens in Skegness where Billy Butlin opened his first Butlin’s holiday camp in 1936 were protected in November 2017.

20 Intriguing Places Listed in 2017

Historic England's guide to 20 unusual or surprising places listed this year.

Image of the Cable Street Mural, East London. It commemorates the Battle of Cable Street which took place on Sunday 4 October 1936.

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

Black and white aerial photo of stoke on trent with lots of cone shaped kiln chimneys

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.

Aerial view of Blenheim Palace and gardens, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

George Clarke announces his top 10 Homes & Gardens in England

George Clarke chooses the homes and gardens which best tell the history of England

Village Cross, High Street, Stanton

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.

Image of Clevedon Pier, which was described by the poet Sir John Betjeman as "the most beautiful pier in England"

Bettany Hughes announces her top 10 Travel & Tourism places

Second category of A History of England in 100 Places announced

Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, with lush vegetation in the foreground and a clear blue sky behind.

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.

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.

Bletchley Park exterior

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

DP074949 Alexandra Cottages, Penge, Lewisham, London

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

Terraced housing

Heritage Boost to England’s Economy Revealed in New Report

Report reveals the vital contribution of heritage to England's economic prosperity.

Neolithic houses

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.

Historic England Angel Award winners 2017 pictured with hosts Andrew Lloyd Webber and Bettany Hughes, Historic England's Sir Laurie Magnus and Duncan Wilson, and judges Baroness Lola Young and George Clarke.

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.

Exterior view of looking up at red brick industrial building with a wooden turret on top.

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.

Market Hall, The Square, Chipping Campden,  Gloucestershire. Interior view showing arches.

New Historic England Commissioners Appointed

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport appoints five new Commissioners.

Swan Lane Mill in Bolton, Lancashire. This huge complex comprises three Grade II* listed buildings. When the second mill was completed in the early 1900s it was said to be the largest cotton spinning complex in the world. The building is currently on Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register.

Overwhelming Public Support for Saving England’s Mills Revealed

Historic England calls for industrial mill buildings to be at the centre of regeneration

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.

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

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

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.

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".

A drawing of a ship similar to the Rooswijk – a Dutch ‘hekboot’, by Adolf van der Laan in 1716.

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

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 Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, where the world's first bungee jump happened

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

Exterior view of looking up at red brick industrial building with a wooden turret on top.

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.

Tubwell Row, Darlington

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.

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

The Isle of Dogs Pumping Station, 1986-1988 by John Outram, is listed at Grade II*

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*

The Sunbathers at the Festival of Britain

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.

War memorial surrounded by cloistered building at Winchester College

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.

General view of Wharram Percy with church and medieval fish pond

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.

Image of archaeologists excavating Roman revetments, built to protect the river shore from erosion. This excavation was carried out in 2014, East of A1 on the south side of the River Swale near Catterick.

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 battlefield of Homildon Hill, Northumberland

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 have been restored thanks to our crowdfunding campaign and are now on display inside the Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre

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

Aerial view of the Bulford Kiwi which is carved into the hillside above Bulford Camp in Wiltshire.

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 postcard to the 18 children of Upper North Street School in Tower Hamlets who died in the first daylight German air raid of the First World War

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.

Wave Promenade, Ramsgate

£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.

Water Chute at Wicksteed Park as a cart and its occupants hurtle into the water creating a huge splash.

21 Fascinating Places Listed in 2016

Historic England's guide to 21 unusual or surprising places listed this year

Historic England poppy wreath

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.

Dunston Staiths

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

A plank lined grave with human remains

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.

Marie Stopes (1880 – 1958) was a paleobotanist, a person that studies fossilised plants. She was the first female Lecturer in the Faculty of Science at the University and in 1905 became Britain’s youngest Doctor of Science.

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

Image of London's skyline from Hampstead Heath

Heritage should be at the heart of London's future

New report says heritage should be at the core of planning

General view of east elevation of Schlumberger Research Centre at twilight

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.

Image of the Grade I listed Manchester Town Hall

Historic England Objects to Manchester Towers

We have objected to proposals for a large development, including two towers, in the historic heart of Manchester

View of the passing traffic at Stonehenge

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.

Image of Boscombe's Royal Arcade in Bournemouth

New Data Uncovers Surge in Heritage Interest in England

Heritage Counts 2016 reveals increase in heritage interest and inclusivity

Archive image of the Pocahontas statue which has been relisted to mark 400 years since Pocahontas' death

Pocahontas remembered 400 years after her death on English soil

400th anniversary of Pocahontas' death in Kent marked and remembered

Image of Ching Court, the public space at the heart of Sir Terry Farrell's Postmodernist development, Comyn Ching in Covent Garden, London. Two buildings in the scheme have been newly listed at Grade II

Postmodernist Masterpiece Listed

Sir Terry Farrell's Postmodernist Comyn Ching in London listed

The Mendi was built in Glasgow and in 1905 registered to the British & African Steam Navigation Co Ltd. She is shown here in pre-war days in use as a mail ship. Image courtesy of the John Gribble Collection

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.

Geoff Wainwright at Stonehenge

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

Archive image of UB-112 on the rocks with a sail boat in the foreground and visitors aboard

Unrestricted Submarine Warfare Centenary Marked

Newly published archive images of German submarines mark centenary of decisive day in First World War

Two women dancing at Pevensey Castle, East Sussex, cared for by English Heritage.

Who Said the English Aren’t Romantic?

New poll reveals our romantic places – love really is all around us

One of the Tecton Buildings at Dudley Zoo, the Black Country, West Midlands

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

The main winch on the wreck of the 'Arfon' - the First World War minesweeping trawler which has been given protection by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. © Swanage Boat Charters Ltd

Minesweeping Trawler Untouched on the Seabed for 100 Years Protected

Rare and exceptionally well-preserved First World War trawler and minesweeper given special protection

Nelson Mandela statue

Black British History Recognised Through Listings

Three new listings announced as Historic England partners with BBC on 'Black and British' season

Heveningham Hall, Suffolk from the air. A Capability Brown landscape listed at Grade II* © Historic England

Capability Brown Landscapes Celebrated and Protected

To mark Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s 300th year Historic England is celebrating and protecting his landscapes anew.

Illustration of The Theatre

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.

Image of St Ann's Court in Surrey, which was the home of Gerald Schlesinger and Christopher Tunnard, built between 1936-7 as an example of “queer architecture”.

England's Queer History Recognised, Recorded and Celebrated

'Pride of Place' research project uncovers and celebrates LGBTQ heritage across England

Fire damage up in the roof space of Wythenshawe Hall in Manchester.

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.

A drawing of a ship similar to the Rooswijk – a Dutch ‘hekboot’, by Adolf van der Laan in 1716.

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.

Detail: Now Grade II listed - Parsons' Polygon by David Hamilton, 1982-85. Blackett Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne © Historic England

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

Apotropaic marks found at Bradford-on-Avon tithe barn

Public Asked to Help Hunt for Witches' Marks

Public asked to share their knowledge and search for more ritual protection symbols or apotropaic marks

A 3D scan of HMS Falmouth by Historic England's imaging team superimposed on a seabed survey of the wreck. The survey was carried out in partnership with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency © Historic England

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

Shell assembly, Barnbow National Filling Factory

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

Aerial view of Iron Age Roman settlement at Gillsmere, Cumbria

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

Image of Preston War Memorial, Market Place, Preston, Lancashire, upgraded to I. Preston lost around 2,000 men during the First World War, including soldiers of the Preston Pals. This memorial, rising above the heart of the city, was designed by the eminent architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott- also the designer of the red telephone box.

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

Image of an archaeologist holding an amber bead, found within the incredibly well preserved 3,000 year old roundhouses in the Fens

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

View of Battersea Power Station across the Thames at sunset

Historic England Annual Report and Accounts 2015/16

The first Annual Report and Accounts of Historic England was laid in Parliament yesterday (18 July).

View of Big Ben

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.

Former Foyles store, Charing Cross Road © Historic England/Chris Redgrave

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

Acoustic multibeam image of the U-8 submarine

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.

Dining room at Driscoll House Hotel, 172 New Kent Road, London SE1 4YT.

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.

Columns inside Dalton Mills, Keighley, Yorkshire

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

Photo of Westward Ho! shipwreck remains, visible above the sand.

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.

Jutland War Memorial Plaque at St Michael & All Angels Church, Brooksby near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. © Historic England

Battle of Jutland Memorials Listed

Historic England marks the centenary of the Battle of Jutland with new and upgraded listings

Children from Charlton Manor Primary School, Tiva Montalbano First World War Programme Manager at Historic England and Cllr Denise Scott-Mcdonald gather at the war memorial to lay a wreath.

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.

Locarno dancehall (now City Library), Smithford Way, Coventry. Exterior detail of coloured mosaic tiles. © Historic England

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.

Man cleaning a bronze age wheel on site at Must Farm

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.

Pupils research their local history © Historic England

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

Image of Strand on the Green Conservation Area in Hounslow, London

Historic England Objects to Chiswick Curve

Proposals for two towers in Chiswick would damage historic environment

Stonehenge Landscape with traffic in the foreground

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.

London skyline © Historic England

Londoners Want A Say On Their Skyline

New poll reveals what Londoners think of changes to London's skyline

Image of the escape tunnel from the Norwich IN-Station

One of Churchill’s Secret Wireless Stations Protected

Part of Churchill's mysterious underground wireless network, mostly operated by civilian agents

Gasholder at the Oval, London, in black silhouette against the sky at dusk.

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.

The exterior of number 7 Denmark Street in London

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*

Aerial view of the Wiltshire villa site taken by drone

Roman Villa Discovered Beneath Wiltshire Home

Initial excavations by Historic England and Salisbury Museum suggest a villa of very significant size

Image of Fishponds War Memorial in the grounds of the Church of St Mary, Bristol

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.

Image of Promenade de Verdun war memorial landscape and obelisk in Purley, Croydon. Newly listed at Grade II

Three French War Memorials Listed

Listings mark the centenary of the Battle of Verdun, the longest single battle of the First World War.

Stained glass at Ampleforth Abbey © Alex Ramsay

Two Outstanding Yorkshire Churches Now Grade I Listed

Ampleforth Abbey and St Charles Borromeo, Hull upgraded to Grade I

Holmfield Iron Age Chariot

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.

Detail of the carvings on the Wagoners' War Memorial in Sledmere, Yorkshire, now upgraded to Grade I. The carvings describe the role of the Wgoners and depict some atrocities, supposedly committed by German soldiers.

Yorkshire War Memorials Make Highest Grade

Two memorials in Sledmere have been upgraded to Grade I

Image of Berwick-upon-Tweed

2015 Spending Review Statement from Historic England

Historic England's statement about the 2015 Spending Review

Bronze Age piles preserved within the river silts and collapsed structural timbers

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.

Detail of Cosmos 2

Help Find Missing Public Art

Public asked to help uncover missing sculptures, friezes and murals that have been destroyed, sold, lost or stolen.

Image of the Royal Crescent in Bath

Listed Building Owners Proud to Care for Heritage

Heritage Counts 2015 reveals listed building owners' pride

Aerial view of Canary Wharf, London

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.

General view of Lace Market in Nottingham

New Commissioners Appointed to Historic England

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has appointed five new commissioners to Historic England

A Celebration of Engineering Sciences on Department of Mechanical Engineering Building at University of Leeds by Allen Johnson, 1963. Listed Grade II

Post-War Public Art Listed

41 sculptures across England designed to bring our public spaces back to life after WWII are newly listed

Holmfield Iron Age Chariot

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.

Winners on stage at the awards ceremony held at The Palace Theatre in London

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.

Newman Brothers Coffin Works

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

Sarah Parker Remond

Unsung Heroines of the Anti-slavery Movement Remembered

Historic England launches three podcasts on the pioneering women behind the anti-slavery movement

Monsal Dale Railway Viaduct, Derbyshire

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.

Image of the inside of the Stags Head, Hoxton, London, rebuilt in 1935.

Best Inter-War Pubs Listed

Rare, overlooked buildings are protected and celebrated through listing following extensive research

England's Places: An open red box with a series of cards displayed on a table

England's Places photo collection now online

Discover photos of English cities, towns and villages using our online version of the Architectural Red Boxes.

Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia

England’s Post-War Listed Buildings

New guide to over 500 of England’s very best post-war buildings.

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

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

Armchairs in front of an open fire in the Hat Rack bar

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.

Image of Newshouse pub, Canal Street, Nottingham. Probably built or rebuilt in the early 1960s

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

The dinosaur sculptures in the 'At Risk' Crystal Palace Park.

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.

River Hamble near Lower Swanwick, Hampshire

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

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.

Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, North Warehouse, Liverpool

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.

View looking west across the Hoo Peninsula with the Grain industrial area in the foreground.

Marshlands of Kent Reveal Historic Treasures

Historic England experts uncover and protect the extraordinary historic sites of the Hoo Peninsula in North Kent.

Detail of Southend-on-Sea War Memorial, Clifftown Parade, Southend-on-Sea

National Collection of Lutyens’ War Memorials Listed

All 44 First World War memorials designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens are now protected by listing.

Bronze age axe head in police evidence bag

New Guidelines Target Heritage Thieves

Historic England welcomes the Sentencing Council's new theft guidelines which include 'heritage assets' for the first time.

St Paul's Cathedral from Southwark Bridge, City of London, 1855-9

Picturing England - Free Outdoor Photographic Exhibition

Free outdoor exhibition showcases Historic England archive photography

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

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.

Stockwell Bus Garage 1951-4

Space, Hope and Brutalism

Extensive overview of English Architecture 1945-1975 published.

Bacon smokehouse

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

A man wearing hard hat and high vis jacket sits on scaffolding while working on ornate white ironwork of Wentworth Castle conservatory.

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."

Exterior photo of the British Library

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.

Picture of the interwar pub, the Carlton Tavern Maida Vale, before demolition.

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.

An image of Diocletian's Camp Palmyra, Syria

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.

Portrait of Duncan Wilson OBE.

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 at Listed Property Show

English Heritage will be exhibiting at the Listed Property Show on 15 and 16 February 2014 at Olympia London.

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.

Acoustic mirror

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.

Black and white image of the Former Western Morning News Building in Plymouth

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.

Black and white image of female construction workers laying pipes during Second World War

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

Image of St Giles House in Dorset under restoration

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.

Detail of an artefact from the Staffordshire Hoard.

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.

Fountains Abbey

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.

Detail of Boat 1, showing diagonal grooved markings on the interior and exterior of the 6.3m oak logboat which was excavated in 2011–12. This boat, which dates to the Early Iron Age, was found in the Must Farm palaeochannel c. 250m upstream of the location of the current timber platform investigation.

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

St Paul's Cathedral and the London skyline viewed across the Millennium Bridge.

New Era for England's Heritage

Successor bodies to English Heritage set out programme for the years ahead.

General view of Lace Market, Nottingham.

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.

Aerial view of farm buildings.

New Life for England's Old Farm Buildings

Historic England publishes new advice to help owners convert redundant traditional farm buildings.

View of Norton Folgate street as it currently is

Norton Folgate Decision

Consent refused for development around Norton Folgate

View of Norton Folgate street as it currently is

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.

A glass one-storey office building surrounded by grass.

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.

Image of the Long Bar at the Trocadero, Piccadilly. A male only preserve, popular with middle class gay men during the 1920s and 1930s

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.

Image of the archaeologists and licensed diving team heading back to shore after working on the wreck site during a previous dive to the London.

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

Image of Robin Hood Gardens, London

Robin Hood Gardens Estate

Heritage Minister minded to approve COI for Robin Hood Gardens

Image of reconstructed sword pommel, made up from fragments which are part of the Staffordshire Hoard

Secrets of Staffordshire Hoard Revealed

Research reveals exciting remains but £120,000 is needed to complete the project

An image of Diocletian's Camp Palmyra, Syria

Government Tackles International Cultural Destruction

Government will introduce new legislation to ratify the Hague Convention

Black and white image of British troops walking on on a beach in Gallipoli, Turkey

War Memorials Associated With Gallipoli Campaign Listed

War memorials listed to mark the Gallipoli Campaign centenary

Palace of Westminster from across the river

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 off the coast of Littlestone-on-Sea, Kent. The huge concrete structure was part of the Mulberry Harbour plan to create landing stages in France to support the D-Day invasion.

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.

View of Stonehenge at dawn

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.