The NATIONAL HERITAGE LIST FOR ENGLAND (NHLE) is Historic
official of buildings , monuments , parks and gardens , wrecks ,
battlefields and other heritage assets considered worthy of
preservation. Properties on the list, or located within a conservation
area , are protected from being altered or demolished without special
permission from local government planning authorities .
The passage of the
Ancient Monuments Protection Act 1882
Ancient Monuments Protection Act 1882 established
the first part of what the list is today, it established a list of 50
prehistoric monuments which were protected by the state. Further
amendments to this act increased the levels of protection and added
more monuments to the list. The Town and Country Planning Acts created
the first listed buildings and the process for adding properties to
it. Currently more than 600,000 properties are listed individually.
Each year additional properties are added to the National Register as
part of the different constituent registers that are part of the list.
The National Heritage List for
England was launched in 2011 as the
statutory list of all designated historic places including listed
buildings and scheduled monuments .
The list is managed by Historic
England (formerly known as English
Heritage), and is available as an on-line database with 400,000 listed
buildings, registered parks, gardens and battlefields , protected
shipwrecks and scheduled monuments. A unique reference number, the
NHLE Code, is frequently used to refer to the related database entry,
such as 1285296 – this example is for Douglas House; a Grade II*
listed building in the
London Borough of
Richmond upon Thames .
* Template:National Heritage List for
England — the template used
for generating a formatted citation containing the targeted external
* ^ The National Heritage List for
England has gone live, the
Historical Association , 7 April 2011, accessed 23 June 2011
* ^ Historic England. "Douglas House (1285296)". National Heritage
List for England. Retrieved 26 February 2017.