Historic England

Historic England has pledged to provide better protection for war memorials by tripling the number of war memorials on the National Heritage List for England, by providing training in specialist conservation skills and by developing tools and resources for schools to research their own local memorials.

Historic England is the public body that looks after England’s historic environment, championing historic places, helping people understand them, value them and care for them. We manage the National Heritage List for England which includes almost 400,000 items ranging from prehistoric monuments to office blocks, battlefields and parks. We stand up for historic places and ensure that everyone, from individuals and communities to government and major landowners, can look after and care for heritage. Each year we give advice on more than 20,000 applications for planning permission or listed building consent and we help make sure that threats to our heritage are understood, so that policies, effort and investment can be targeted effectively.

Visit Historic England's website for more information.