Who we are

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English Heritage is the Government's statutory adviser on the historic environment. Officially known as the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, we are an executive Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Our principal powers and responsibilities are set out in the National Heritage Act (1983).

How we are run

The work of English Heritage is overseen by a Chair and a board of up to 16 Commissioners  appointed by the Secretary of State. On a day-to-day level the organisation is run by an Executive Board.

More on how we are run

Who's Who in English Heritage 

This section provides details of senior staff at English Heritage and how the organisation is structured.

Find out who's who in English Heritage 

How we are funded

English Heritage is funded partly by Government and partly from revenue earned from our historic properties and other services. In 2008/09 our public funding was worth £132.7 million, and our income from other sources was £48.1 million.

More about funding 

Corporate Plan

English Heritage's Corporate Plan 2011-2015 outlines what we are doing to make a real difference to England's historic environment.

More about our plan 

Working Locally

For regional information including contact details and key facts and figures see 'Working Locally'.

Visit our regional pages

Freedom of Information Requests

Find out how to make requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) and Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

How to make an FOI request