Heritage Protection

Heritage Protection The whole of our historic environment enriches our quality of life, and contributes to local character and a sense of place. But some historic buildings, monuments, landscapes and areas are of special importance nationally or even internationally.

Our Heritage Protection team identifies these special places so that particular attention can be given to them where they are likely to be affected by change in the historic environment

Buildings at Risk

Derelict mill
The Register includes Grade I and II* listed buildings (and Grade IIs in London) and structural Scheduled Monuments known to be 'at risk'.

Listing Buildings

Building divided into derelict and restored halves
English Heritage protects historic buildings by recommending 'listing' the most important.

Historic Sports Venues

Sports pavilion
English Heritage's new initiative to ensure that the nation's sporting heritage receives attention.

The Register of Historic Battlefields

Battlefields Register
The English Heritage Register of Historic Battlefields identifies forty-three important English battlefields.

Protecting Archaeology

Aerial view of fields
English Heritage is the main national body which develops policies to protect archaeological remains.

The Register of Parks and Gardens

Wrest Park and Gardens
This record containing nearly 1450 sites, was established, and is maintained by, English Heritage.

The Schedule of Monuments

Stone circle in a field
'Scheduling' is legal protection for nationally important sites and monuments.