English Heritage has launched an online database of the country’s heritage assets to promote better understanding and protection of the historic environment
The National Heritage List for England brings together several lists and registers of different assets and allows the public to search by postcode, date, grade or category.
Around 400,000 listed buildings, registered parks, gardens and battlefields, protected shipwrecks and scheduled monuments are included.
The list’s launch yesterday coincides with the start of English Heritage’s programme for 2011/12 to 2014/15, which includes grants, conservation and research projects.
Priorities have been guided by the National Heritage Protection Plan which sets out how England’s heritage assets should be protected in the next four years.
Dr Simon Thurley, chief executive of English Heritage, said: “England’s historic environment is the nation’s most visible and extensive cultural asset.
“Today we launch a programme designed to protect and enhance England’s heritage and ensure that it continues to give delight and joy to millions.”
The National Heritage List can be found at www.english-heritage.org.uk/list