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Open Data Hub

Historic England publishes open data via its Open Data Hub where you will find the following resources.

Download data from the National Heritage List for England (NHLE) through the Open Data Hub. This includes a range of formats and APIs. 

GIS spatial data is published by Historic England and is available free under the Open Government Licence. Read the Open Data Hub Terms and Conditions and Disclaimers.

On this page:

Listed building data

The National Heritage List for England (NHLE) is the only official, up-to-date register of all nationally protected historic buildings and sites in England.

Scheduled monuments, parks and gardens, wrecks and world heritage sites

De-Designated Sites

This dataset includes all the sites removed completely from the NHLE (i.e. this does not include partial delisting, removal of part of an area or removal of duplicate entries) since 4 April 2011. It includes all designation types included on the NHLE (i.e. Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments, Registered Parks and Gardens, Registered Battlefields and Protected Wrecks) but does not include World Heritage Sites.

Conservation Areas

Conservation Areas in England as designated by Local Planning Authorities and compiled by Historic England.

The Heritage at Risk Register

Updated annually, the Heritage at Risk Register provides an understanding of the overall state of England’s heritage assets. The data gives a dynamic picture of the sites most at risk and most in need of safeguarding for the future. 

For listed buildings, we assess Grade I, Grade II*, and Grade II places of worship and listed buildings in London only.

Greater London Archaeological Priority Areas

Archaeological Priority Areas (APAs) are areas where there is significant known archaeological interest or potential for new discoveries. APAs are used to help highlight where development might affect heritage assets.

Aerial Investigation Mapping data

Spatial data depicting archaeology that has been identified, mapped and recorded using aerial photographs and other aerial sources across England.

You can follow the instructions in this document to create a QGIS style file (.qml) to recreate our mapping symbology in QGIS.

Management Agreement grants for Field Monuments

Data for Management Agreement grants for Field Monuments.


Historic England regions and HER Boundaries

Funding Areas

Boundaries of areas for which funding has been available through HE programmes.

Local Authority Historic Environment Staffing Survey

The Local Authority Staffing Survey is an annual survey funded by Historic England. It is a survey of archaeology and conservation teams in local authorities in England, and teams not attached to authorities.




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