Conservation Principles

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'Conservation Principles' set out the framework within which English Heritage manages its own estate as well as the thinking that guides its advice to others.  This section also illustrates the principles in action, showing how historic buildings can accommodate change successfully.

Conservation Principles, Policies and Guidance

Read about the principles that guide our work and advice to others in managing the historic environment.

More about our principles

Constructive Conservation

Find out about our modern approach to conservation and see our conservation principles in action.

Read the case studies

Conservation Bulletin

Read our thrice-yearly magazine highlighting the latest professional thinking in the conservation sector.

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