The English Heritage Archive

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Discover more about England's heritage from our public archive. We hold over 12 million photographs, drawings, reports and publications on England's archaeology, historic buildings and social history.

You can access our archives by: searching over 2 million photos and records online,contacting our Archive Services team by letter, phone, fax or email or by visiting our Public Search Room and Library. The English Heritage Archive used to be part of the National Monuments Record.

English Heritage Archives

Search online descriptions of over 1 million historical photographs and documents.

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Britain from Above

Thousands of historic photos of Britain from Above. Help us improve our understanding of these images by sharing and recording your memories of the places shown.

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Images of England

Over 320,000 contemporary images of England's listed buildings.

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Search our database of archaeological, architectural and maritime records.

Visit Pastscape


Over 90,000 historic images of England from 1850s to present day.

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English Heritage Images

Choose from our finest images, delivered direct to your door.

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