English Heritage

EHAncient Monuments BoardEnglish Heritage Trust
The administration of the listed building system was transferred from DCMS to English Heritage in 2006. However, actual listing decisions still remained the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who is required by the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 to approve a list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. Following the Public Bodies Reform in 2010, English Heritage was confirmed as the government's statutory adviser on the historic environment, and the largest source of non-lottery grant funding for heritage assets.

Scheduled monument

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Wymondham Abbey in Norfolk is a scheduled monument, a Grade I listed building, and lies in Wymondham Conservation Area. Paston Great Barn, also in Norfolk, is a scheduled monument and a Grade II listed building. Because of the presence of rare bats, it is also on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a candidate for Special Area of Conservation (SAC) European Union protective status. Cadbury Castle, Somerset, long thought by some to be the site of King Arthur's legendary castle Camelot. Cranmore Castle a hillfort South East of Tiverton in Devon.


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In 2011 there were 29,936 listed buildings in Wales ; of these, 493 were the most important Grade I listed buildings, 2,124 were Grade II* and 27,319 were Grade II listed. Most of these were in private ownership. Also in Wales were 4,175 Scheduled Monuments, 6 Designated historic wrecks, and 523 Conservation Areas; these designations means that the buildings or objects concerned are protected by statute. A register of significant Welsh battlefield sites is also under preparation. There are 58 Historic Landscapes and 376 Historic parks and gardens in Wales. Cadw is also undertaking urban character studies of urban areas. Eight had been completed by September 2013.

Heritage at risk

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Historic England developed a methodology for assessing building at risk in the mid-1980s and worked with a number of local planning authorities to carry out surveys of listed buildings to identify which were at risk. Ipswich Borough Council has continued to maintain its buildings at risk register since 1987. Save Britain's Heritage has compiled a register of buildings at risk since 1989. Historic England, previously named English Heritage, published its first Register of Buildings at Risk in London in 1991. It only included listed buildings in London. This was followed by publication of the national Buildings at Risk sample survey in 1992.

Historic England Archive

English Heritage ArchiveNational Buildings RecordNational Monuments Record
The RCHME, including the NMR, merged with English Heritage in April 1999. In April 2012 the NMR was renamed the English Heritage Archive. In 2015 English Heritage was divided into two parts: those departments carrying out statutory and advisory functions became Historic England, and the archive, as part of the new body, was renamed the Historic England Archive. Its collections arose from a number of sources, including the work of national institutions concerned with the buildings and archaeology of England, and from collections acquired from others.

National Heritage List for England

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The list is managed by Historic England (formerly known as English Heritage), and is available as an on-line database with 400,000 listed buildings, registered parks, gardens and battlefields, protected shipwrecks and scheduled monuments. A unique reference number, the NHLE Code, is frequently used to refer to the related database entry, such as 1285296 – this example is for Douglas House; a Grade II* listed building in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. * Historic England.org: National Heritage List for England

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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Historic England (separated from English Heritage in 2015, formally the Historic Buildings & Monuments Commission for England). Horniman Museum. Horserace Betting Levy Board. Imperial War Museum. Information Commissioner's Office. National Gallery. National Heritage Memorial Fund (the Trustees of the NHMF also administer the Heritage Lottery Fund). National Maritime Museum. National Museums Liverpool. National Portrait Gallery. Natural History Museum. Royal Armouries. Science Museum Group. Sir John Soane's Museum. Sport England (formally the English Sports Council). Sports Grounds Safety Authority. Tate. UK Anti-Doping. UK Sport (formally the UK Sports Council). Victoria and Albert Museum.

Images of England

The photos from Images of England now appear alongside 'Enrich the List' where more recent photos can be found and added. *Listed buildings – former site now redirects to Historic England. English Heritage. Heritage Lottery Fund. http://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/ National Heritage List for England.

Lloyd's building

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Twenty-five years after completion in 1986, the building received Grade I listing in 2011; it was the youngest structure ever to obtain this status. It is said by Historic England to be "universally recognised as one of the key buildings of the modern epoch". The first Lloyd's building (address 12 Leadenhall Street) had been built on this site in 1928. In 1958, due to expansion of the market, a new building was constructed across the road at 51 Lime Street (now the site of the Willis Building). Lloyd's now occupied the Heysham Building and the Cooper Building. By the 1970s Lloyd's had again outgrown these two buildings and proposed to extend the Cooper Building.

Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

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They amend [[The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (England) Regulations 1990]] as amended (‘the 1990 Regulations’), by substituting Schedule 4 of the 1990 Regulations (notices that a building has become listed or that a building has ceased to be listed), to reflect the fact that Historic England now compiles lists of buildings of special architectural or historic interest and the Secretary of State (SoS) is responsible for approving them. *

Certificate of Immunity from Listing

Certificate of Immunity
In England the decision to award immunity follows an assessment by Historic England and is made by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. If the application for immunity is refused then the building would normally be statutorily listed. Certificates do not prevent the creation or extension of a conservation area to include the building. Consent would still be needed before demolition of a certified building in this case. * Department of Media and Culture

West Norwood Cemetery

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Believed by some to hold the finest collection of sepulchral monuments in London, the cemetery features 69 Grade II and Grade II* listed buildings and structures, including a dedicated Greek Orthodox necropolis with 19 listed mausoleums and monuments. It is one of the Magnificent Seven metropolitan lawn cemeteries of the Victorian era, and its extensive Gothic Revival architecture qualifies it as one of the significant cemeteries in Europe. Lambeth Council have recognised it as a site of nature conservation value within the Borough in addition to its outstanding value as a site of national historic and cultural interest.

Conservation area (United Kingdom)

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List of conservation areas in England. Conservation designation. Conservation area. Planning Policy Guidance Note 15: Planning and the Historic Environment. Historic England: Conservation Areas. Understanding Place: Conservation Area Designation, Appraisal and Management 2011. Planning Permission Scotland including listed building and conservation area advice. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/244528/2127793.pdf.

The Cenotaph

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An exact replica stands in London, Ontario, Canada, and was unveiled on 11 November 1934. * Grade I listed buildings in the City of Westminster. Grade I listed war memorials in England. World War I memorials. War Memorials Archive (official memorial record). Film footage of the Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph, 1948 (British Pathe). Historical pictures of the Cenotaph (Imperial War Museum). 'The Story of the Cenotaph' by Eric Homberger, in The Times Literary Supplement, 12 November 1976. David Odgers on the Conservation of the Cenotaph, 3rd Dimension, 4 May 2014. Glyn Prysor: Cenotaph, in: 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War.

National Heritage Act

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After the passing of the act, the HBMC was given the shorter working name of English Heritage, by which it was commonly known until 2015. After 2015, the body was divided into two parts, with the Commission being renamed Historic England. English Heritage remained as a charitable organisation, looking after the national heritage collection - including places like Audley End, Kenwood House, and many others.

Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

Register of Historic Parks and GardensNational Register of Historic Parks and GardensRegister of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England
Sites with strong group value, as with some listed buildings. The Cadw/ICOMOS Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales is maintained by Cadw. The Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland is maintained by Historic Scotland. The Register of Parks, Gardens and Demesnes of Special Historic Interest is maintained by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. List of sites on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. English Heritage. List of English Heritage properties. List of heritage registers. Historic garden conservation. National Database by Parks and Gardens UK. Historic England: Registered Parks and Gardens. Article about the Register.

Conservation in the United Kingdom

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List of English Heritage properties. Gardens in England. Historic houses in England. Lighthouses in England. List of National Trust properties in England. Treasure Houses of England. Abbeys and priories in Scotland. Castles in Scotland. Cycleways in Scotland. Gardens in Scotland. Historic houses in Scotland. Lighthouses in Scotland. National Trust for Scotland. Abbeys and priories in Wales. Castles in Wales. Cycleways in Wales. Gardens in Wales. Historic houses in Wales. Lighthouses in Wales. List of Cadw properties. List of National Trust properties in Wales. Abbeys and priories in Northern Ireland. Castles in Northern Ireland. Cycleways in Northern Ireland. Gardens in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

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List of Government departments and agencies in Northern Ireland. Conservation in the United Kingdom. NetRegs.

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is the UK Government department for housing, communities and local government in England. It was established in May 2006 and is the successor to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, established in 2001. Its headquarters is located at 2 Marsham Street in London, occupation of which it shares with the Home Office. It was renamed to add Housing to its title and changed to a ministry in January 2018.

World Heritage Site

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A country must first list its significant cultural and natural sites; the result is called the Tentative List. A country may not nominate sites that have not been first included on the Tentative List. Next, it can place sites selected from that list into a Nomination File. The Nomination File is evaluated by the International Council on Monuments and Sites and the World Conservation Union. These bodies then make their recommendations to the World Heritage Committee.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

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RCAHMS also published a series of lists covering archaeological sites and monuments which simply enumerated and identified, rather than interpreted, historic structures. As before, this series did not see completion. The series of 29 lists was begun in 1978 with the districts of Clackmannan and Falkirk within Central Region and concluded with the Easter Ross area of Ross and Cromarty District of Highland Region in 1989. As originally established, the RCAHMS was operated by a group of Commissioners, including a chairman and a Secretary.

Historic Scotland

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Membership of Historic Scotland was promoted by the organisation, with benefits such as free entry to all their properties and over 400 events for the duration of the annual membership, as well as half price entry to properties in England (under the care of English Heritage), Wales (under the care of Cadw) and the Isle of Man (under the care of Manx National Heritage), becoming free in subsequent years. Lifetime memberships were also available, and all members received a quarterly magazine 'Historic Scotland'. * Official website Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Scottish Ten.

List of heritage registers

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England: English Heritage, an executive agency of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport. The National Heritage List for England (launched May 2011). Contains list of all scheduled monuments, listed buildings, registered parks and gardens, historic wrecks and registered historic battlefields in England. English Heritage Archive: formerly the National Monuments Record (England). Register of Parks and Gardens. Registered Battlefields (UK). Protection of Wrecks Act 1973. Heritage at Risk Register. Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Environment Agency, an executive agency within the Department of the Environment. Scotland:.

Historic Environment Scotland

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List of Historic Environment Scotland properties. Listed buildings in Scotland. Scheduled monument. Scottish Ten. Scottish Natural Heritage. Who Built Scotland: A History of the Nation in Twenty-Five Buildings. Organisations which play a similar role to HES in the other countries of the United Kingdom:. Cadw (Wales). Historic England and English Heritage. The Historic Environment Division of the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland (previously part of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency).

Humphry Repton

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The project is working at Kenwood, London, with London Parks and Gardens Trust and English Heritage; Wicksteed Park, Kettering, with Northamptonshire Gardens Trust; Catton Park, with Norfolk Gardens Trust and Broadland District Council; Blaise Castle, Bristol, with Avon Gardens Trust, and Warley Woods in the Black Country.