The places cared for by English Heritage span the story of England, from prehistory to the Cold War. Our Property Histories pages (formerly called Portico) are a rich and unique resource containing concise and authoritative histories and descriptions of many of these places, and explaining why they matter. Extensive lists of sources provide a gateway to further information about them. You can also download plans of many properties.

Painting of Audley End in about 1788, by William Tomkins

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