Historic England

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Historic England is the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. It champions and protects historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.

It opens up heritage for everyone, using digital resources, media campaigns, an unsurpassed archive, publishing, public information and exhibitions.

The Historic England Archive holds over 12 million photographs, plans, drawings, reports, records and publications and is one of the largest photographic archives in the country. Content includes archaeology, architecture and social and local history and also highlights many other aspects of life over the last 150 years, from education and employment to leisure and transport.

View the Historic England collection at Heritage Images

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