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Latest Research

Welcome to our latest news about research discoveries, innovation and science in the historic environment. This is also where you can find our digital magazine Historic England Research, available as a pdf and as web pages.

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  • Visualisation from a laser survey of a mill interior.

    Introduction to Issue 4

    Introduction to issue 4 of Latest Research, by Charles O'Brien

  • Map of Stane Street Roman Road with recent discoveries annotated

    The Lost Roman Road

    Analysis of lidar and aerial photography leads to the rediscovery of a long-speculated route of a Roman Road.

  • A Victorian lithograph of the coast at Weston-Super-Mare

    Coastal Heritage at Risk

    A Historic England project uses historic imagery to support management of threatened coastal heritage.

  • Aerial view of Port Sunlight, 1934.

    New Powers in Historic Places

    The development of one of the first Local Listed Building Consent Orders at Port Sunlight, the Wirral.

  • Map showing Two zones of preservation of waterlogged remains within the historic core of Nantwich.

    Waterlogged Deposits of Nantwich

    Investigating the well preserved waterlogged remains at the historic town of Nantwich, Cheshire.

  • 18th century painting of Cromford Mills

    Derwent Valley Research Framework

    An innovative approach to studying the cultural heritage of the Derwent Valley Mills.

  • Historic archive postcard of the landscape at Sefton Park

    Ecosystem Services

    The potential of Ecosystem Services for the historic environment

  • A group of volunteers planning archaeological remains

    Community-led Research

    Update on a project to assess the value of community led historic environment research

  • Black and white archive photograph of Osmaston Manor viewed from the gardens

    Osmaston Manor

    The lost innovations of Osmaston Manor, possibly the world's most technologically advanced house in 1850

  • Image showing general view of Nine Barrows, Priddy, Wells, Somerset.

    Back Issues

    Here you can download back issues of Historic England Research magazine and its predecessor Research News.

  • Colour photo showing a high winged single engine pane in flight

    50 Years of Flying for Heritage

    Learn about discoveries made in 50 years of flying by Historic England aerial photographers and their predecessors

  • An aerial view of excavations at Pocklington in the East Riding of Yorkshire showing a number of small enclosures containing graves

    Challenges for Archaeology

    Announcing a project to work towards solutions to important issues within the archaeology sector in England.

  • A sword pommel from the Staffordshire Hoard

    Staffordshire Hoard

    Update of progress of research into the stunning Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Hoard

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