English Heritage

EHAncient Monuments BoardEnglish Heritage TrustEnglishEnglish bornEnglish Heritage Angel AwardsEnglish Heritage FoundationEnglish Heritage Grade II Listed StatusEnglish National HeritageEnglish Natural Heritage
English Heritage (officially the English Heritage Trust) is a charity that manages over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places.wikipedia
3,000 Related Articles

Stonehenge

Stone HengeStonehendgeFolklore of Stonehenge
Within its portfolio are Stonehenge, Dover Castle, Tintagel Castle and the best preserved parts of Hadrian's Wall. English Heritage is the guardian of over 400 sites and monuments, the most famous of which include Stonehenge, Iron Bridge and Dover Castle.
Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage; the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England

Royal Commission on Historical MonumentsRoyal Commission on Historical Monuments (England)RCHME
In 1999 the organisation merged with the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and the National Monuments Record, bringing together resources for the identification and survey of England's historic environment.
It was established in 1908 (shortly after the parallel commissions for Scotland and Wales); and was merged with English Heritage in 1999.

Tintagel Castle

TintagelArthur's castlecastle
Within its portfolio are Stonehenge, Dover Castle, Tintagel Castle and the best preserved parts of Hadrian's Wall.
Owned by Charles, Prince of Wales as part of the landholdings of the Duchy of Cornwall, the site is managed by English Heritage.

Historic England

Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for EnglandEnglish HeritageHistoric Building and Monuments Commission for England
On 1 April 2015, English Heritage was divided into two parts: Historic England, which inherited the statutory and protection functions of the old organisation, and the new English Heritage Trust, a charity that would operate the historic properties, and which took on the English Heritage operating name and logo.
The body was officially created by the National Heritage Act 1983, and operated from April 1984 to April 2015 under the name of English Heritage.

Ministry of Works (United Kingdom)

Ministry of WorksMinistry of Public Building and WorksMinister of Works
There was the 'Kings Works' after the Norman Conquest; the Office of Works (1378–1832); the Office of Woods, Forests, Land Revenues and Works (1832–1851); and the Ministry of Works (1851–1962). Responsibility subsequently transferred to the Ministry of Public Building and Works (1962–1970) then to the Department of the Environment (1970–1997) and now the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Briefly this became the Ministry of Works & Planning (1942-3), the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHLG) 1951-62, the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works (1962–70) before being subsumed in the Department of the Environment in 1970 and English Heritage in 1984.

Historic England Archive

English Heritage ArchiveNational Buildings RecordNational Monuments Record
In 1999 the organisation merged with the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and the National Monuments Record, bringing together resources for the identification and survey of England's historic environment.
The RCHME, including the NMR, merged with English Heritage in April 1999.

Listed building

Grade II listedlistedGrade II* listed
The administration of the listed building system was transferred from DCMS to English Heritage in 2006.
The HPR decision report 'Review of Heritage Protection: The Way Forward' green paper published in June 2004 by the DCMS committed the UK government and English Heritage to a process of reform including a review of the criteria used for listing buildings.

Michael Heseltine

Lord HeseltineMichael Heseltine, Baron HeseltineThe Lord Heseltine
In 1983 Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Heseltine gave national responsibility for the historic environment to a semi‑autonomous agency (or 'quango') to operate under ministerial guidelines and to government policy.
Some of the DoE's responsibilities were hived off into English Heritage, a new body.

Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu

Lord Montagu of BeaulieuEdward MontaguLord Montagu
Soon after, the commission gained the operating name of English Heritage by its first Chairman, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.
He was chairman of the Historic Houses Association from 1973 to 1978, President of the Institute of Traffic Administration from 1973 to 1974 and chairman of English Heritage from 1984 to 1992.

British Waterways

British Waterways BoardWaterscapeDocks and Inland Waterways Executive
In June 2013 the British Government announced plans to provide an £80 million grant to enable English Heritage to become a self-financing charity (roughly following the precedent set by the transformation of the nationally owned British Waterways into the Canal & River Trust).
However, despite this steady progress throughout the 1970s and 1980s, organisations such as English Heritage criticised the newly named British Waterways for failing to provide "adequate training or access to professional advice [for British Waterways officers] on the conservation of historic structures".

Harmondsworth Great Barn

Great BarnHarmondsworthHarmondsworth Barn
One recent acquisition, in late 2011, was the Harmondsworth Barn in west London, close to Heathrow airport.
English Heritage stepped in, using a rare legal procedure to carry out repairs without the owner's consent, and eventually purchased the barn in January 2012.

Maiden Castle, Dorset

Maiden CastleMaiden Castle Hill FortMai Dun
Whilst many have an entry charge, more than 250 properties are free to enter including Maiden Castle, Dorset and St Catherine's Oratory.
Today the site is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is maintained by English Heritage.

Dover Castle

DoverDeputy Governor of Dover Castlecastle
Within its portfolio are Stonehenge, Dover Castle, Tintagel Castle and the best preserved parts of Hadrian's Wall. English Heritage is the guardian of over 400 sites and monuments, the most famous of which include Stonehenge, Iron Bridge and Dover Castle.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Department for Culture, Media and SportDepartment for Culture, Media & SportDepartment of Culture, Media and Sport
Responsibility subsequently transferred to the Ministry of Public Building and Works (1962–1970) then to the Department of the Environment (1970–1997) and now the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Historic buildings council

Historic Buildings Council for EnglandHistoric Buildings Council for ScotlandHistoric Buildings Council for Wales
The 1983 Act also dissolved the bodies that had previously provided independent advice – the Ancient Monuments Board for England and the Historic Buildings Council for England and incorporated these functions in the new body.

Blue plaque

plaqueblue plaquesgreen plaque
English Heritage also manages the London Blue Plaque scheme, which links influential historical figures to particular buildings.
It may be used narrowly and specifically to refer to the "official" scheme administered by English Heritage, and currently restricted to sites within Greater London; or it may be used less formally to encompass a number of similar schemes administered by organisations throughout the UK.

Ronald Hutton

Hutton, RonaldHutton, RHutton, R.
Other trustees are Alex Balfour, Vicky Barnsley OBE, Sukie Hemming, Ronald Hutton, Kate James-Weed, Sir Laurie Magnus, Ian McCaig, Malcolm Reading, Sarah Staniforth, James Twining and Charles Gurassa.
He held a fellowship at Magdalen College, Oxford and is a Commissioner of English Heritage.

National Heritage Act

National Heritage Act 1983in 1983National Heritage Act 1980
The Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission was formed under the terms of the National Heritage Act 1983 on 1 April 1984.
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.

List of English Heritage properties

English Heritage propertiesEnglish Heritage propertyEnglish Heritage Register
English Heritage is a registered charity that manages the National Heritage Collection.

Cadw

historic buildingAncient monuments and historic buildingsHeritage in Wales
(The balance is in the care of Historic Scotland and Cadw.) These sites represent a deliberate attempt by the state in the 19th and early 20th century to take the nation's most significant prehistoric sites and medieval sites, which were no longer in active use, into public ownership.
Cadw has also entered into reciprocal agreements with English Heritage, Historic Scotland and Manx National Heritage for free entry to the properties they manage.

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
A national register of historic parks and gardens, (e.g. Rangers House, Greenwich) was set up in 1984, and a register for historic battlefields (e.g. the Battle of Tewkesbury) was created in March 1995.

Festival of History

History Live (formerly The festival of history) is an annual summer event held by English Heritage.

Historic Scotland

Historic Environment ScotlandH.S.Historic Scotland Foundation
(The balance is in the care of Historic Scotland and Cadw.) These sites represent a deliberate attempt by the state in the 19th and early 20th century to take the nation's most significant prehistoric sites and medieval sites, which were no longer in active use, into public ownership.
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.

Historic Chapels Trust

List of chapels preserved by the Historic Chapels Trust
In practice this means buildings listed Grade I or II* by English Heritage.

The Iron Bridge

Iron BridgeIronbridgebridge
English Heritage is the guardian of over 400 sites and monuments, the most famous of which include Stonehenge, Iron Bridge and Dover Castle.
In 1999–2000, the bridge was scaffolded to allow examination by English Heritage.