Two researchers survey a site from beside a landrover.

Applied research provides the vital evidence that allows English Heritage to protect England's historic environment and to provide expert advice to others. It also helps us to set standards and to pioneer new approaches to conservation. Our research priorities are determined by the National Heritage Protection Plan.

Our Research Strategy

The National Heritage Protection Plan sets out our high-level strategy going  forwards for protecting the historic environment, including understanding and identifying what is important. 

More on the National Heritage Protection Plan

Heritage Counts

This annual survey on the state of the historic environment collects data and information on funding, participation and the number and type of listed buildings. 

See Heritage Counts 


Research Department Report Series

The Report Series includes the results of work carried out by the Research Department and others with whom we collaborate.

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Climate Change and Buildings

English Heritage is carrying out research to monitor the energy consumption of older houses.

Energy efficiency research


The Advice section includes policies and guidance on a wide range of heritage subjects.

Heritage advice and guidance


We produce a wide range of priced publications and many free advice and guidance documents.

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