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English Heritage is a registered charity that manages the National Heritage Collection. This comprises over 400 of England's historic buildings, monuments, and sites spanning more than 5,000 years of history. It has direct ownership over some historic sites and also liaises with private owners of sites that are managed under guardianship arrangements.

The following is a list of English Heritage properties containing links for any stately home, historic house, castle, abbey, museum or other property in the care of English Heritage.


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Bushmead Priory Priory 1185–1195 Part complete The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Bushmead, commonly called Bushmead Priory, was a monastic foundation for Augustinian Canons, located at Bushmead in the County of Bedfordshire in England.
De Grey Mausoleum Mausoleum 1614 Complete De Grey M.JPG The de Grey Mausoleum in Flitton, Bedfordshire, England, is one of the largest sepulchral chapels in the country.
Houghton House Country House 1615 Ruins Houghton House.jpg Houghton House is a ruined house located near Houghton Conquest in Bedfordshire, on the ridge just north of Ampthill, and about 8 miles south of Bedford. The house was built for the writer, translator, and literary patron Mary Sidney Herbert, Dowager Countess of Pembroke.
Wrest Park House and Gardens Country House 1834–1839 Complete WrestHouse3.jpg Wrest Park is a country estate located near Silsoe, Bedfordshire, England. It comprises Wrest Park, a Grade I listed country house, and Wrest Park Gardens, also Grade I listed, formal gardens surrounding the mansion.


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Donnington Castle Castle 1386 Ruins Donnington Castle - UK - - 7002.jpg Donnington Castle is a ruined medieval castle, situated in the small village of Donnington, just north of the town of Newbury. It was destroyed in the English Civil War in 1646


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Temple Church Church 1390 Ruins Temple Church Bristol Jan10.jpg A ruined church building in central Bristol, which was founded in the mid 12th century by Robert of Gloucester and the Knights Templar. It served as the site for the famous exorcism of George Lukins conducted by Methodist and Anglican clergymen. It was bombed in the Second World War and largely destroyed.


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum Abbey or Priory 1159 Parts survive Denny Abbey 2.JPG A former abbey near Waterbeach, north of Cambridge. A group of Benedictine monks, governed from Ely, moved here in the 1150s. They built a church, Denny Priory, which opened in 1159. The crossing and transepts are the only parts of the original Priory that remain today. In 1169, the monks returned to Ely and the site was handed to the Knights Templar.
Duxford Chapel Chapel 1337 Complete Duxford Chapel - - 1188821.jpg A chapel that was once part of the Hospital of St. John at Duxford, in Cambridgeshire, England, the hospital since demolished. Built using flint rubble for the walls and limestone for the doorways and windows.
Isleham Priory Church Church 1090 Complete Isleham Priory Church - - 271168.jpg A Norman church, Located in Isleham, and part of the former St Margaret's Benedictine Alien Priory. Later converted into a barn, but it remains in an unaltered state.
Longthorpe Tower Fortified manor house 1310 Only tower remains Longthorpe Tower1.jpg A fourteenth-century, three-storey tower, originally part of a fortified manor house. Situated in the village of Longthorpe, now a residential area of Peterborough.


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Beeston Castle Castle 1220 Ruins Beeston Castle Gate.jpg A former Royal castle in Beeston, perched above the Cheshire Plain. Built by Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, on his return from the Crusades. In 1237, Henry III took over the ownership of Beeston, and it was kept in good repair until the 16th century. The castle was slighted in 1646. During the 18th century the site was used as a quarry.
Chester Castle: Agricola Tower and Castle Walls Castle 1070 Partly complete Chestercastle.jpg The castle overlooks the River Dee. In the castle complex are the remaining parts of the medieval castle together with the neoclassical buildings designed by Thomas Harrison which were built between 1788 and 1813. Parts of the neoclassical buildings are used today as Crown Courts and as a military museum.
Chester Roman Amphitheatre Amphitheatre 1st century Ruins Chester amphitheatre.jpg Ruins of a large Roman stone amphitheatre. Today, only the northern half of the structure is exposed; the southern half is covered by buildings. The amphitheatre is the largest so far uncovered in Britain, and dates from the 1st century, when the Roman fort of Deva Victrix was founded. Rediscovered in 1929.
Sandbach Crosses Standing cross 9th century Complete Sandbach crosses.jpg Two Anglo-Saxon stone crosses now erected in the market place in the town of Sandbach. They are unusually large and elaborate examples of the type. They depict religious scenes, doll-like heads and beasts in panels, together with vine-scrolls, course interlace patterns and some dragons.


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Ballowall Barrow Megalithic tomb Neolithic Remains Ballowall Barrow, near St Just - - 660261.jpg A prehistoric funerary cairn (chambered tomb) situated on the cliff top at Ballowall Common, near St Just. It was first excavated in 1878 by William Copeland Borlase when it was discovered under mining debris. The site today is a confused mix of original and reconstructions introduced by Borlase.
Carn Euny Ancient Village Village and Fogou Iron Age Remains Carn Euny ancient village - - 658610.jpg A Romano-British village near Sancreed, on the Penwith peninsula, with considerable evidence of Iron Age settlement as well. Carn Euny is best known for the well-preserved state of the large fogou, an underground passageway, which is more than 20m long.
Chysauster Ancient Village Village Iron Age Remains Chysauster.jpg A Romano-British village of courtyard houses, believed to have been constructed and occupied between 100 BC and 400 AD; it was primarily agricultural and unfortified and probably occupied by members of the Dumnonii tribe. The village included eight stone dwellings, arranged in pairs along a street, each with its own garden plot.
Dupath Well Wellhouse 1510 Complete Dupath Well Chapel - - 292327.jpg A wellhouse constructed over a local spring. Built of Cornish granite ashlar, it was probably built by the Augustinian canons of the nearby priory of St Germans, to whom the site belonged.
Halliggye Fogou Fogou Iron Age Remains Main chamber of Halliggye fogou Trelowarren Cornwall.jpg Located on the Trelowarren estate near Helston, it consists of a long narrow tunnel leading to three sectioned chambers, and a window-like entrance which was dug in Victorian times by supposed treasure hunters. It is the largest and best-preserved of several mysterious tunnels associated with Cornish Iron Age settlements.
Hurlers Stone Circles Stone circle Neolithic Remains Hurlers.jpg A group of three stone circles. The site is half-a-mile west of the village of Minions on the eastern flank of Bodmin Moor. The circles have diameters of 35m, 42m and 33m. The two outer stone circles are circular, the middle and largest stone circle, however, is slightly elliptical.
King Doniert's Stone Standing Cross 9th century Remains King-donierts-stone.jpg Consists of two pieces of a decorated 9th-century cross. The inscription is believed to commemorate Dungarth, King of Cornwall who died around 875. The site also includes an underground passage and chamber.
Launceston Castle Castle 11th century Ruins Launceston Castle - - 22242.jpg A Norman motte and bailey castle raised by Robert, Count of Mortain, half-brother of William the Conqueror. It became the administrative headquarters for the powerful Earls of Cornwall. The castle remained with little development, apart from an inner keep added in the 12th century. During the 13th century, Richard, Earl of Cornwall, a younger brother of Henry III began to rebuild the castle in stone.
Pendennis Castle Device fort 1539 Partly complete Pendennis Castle keep.jpg One of Henry VIII's Device Forts. Built to guard the entrance to the River Fal on its west bank, near Falmouth. St Mawes Castle is its opposite number on the east bank and they were built to defend Carrick Roads from the French and Spanish threats of future attack. The castle comprises a simple round tower and gate enclosed by a lower curtain wall.
Penhallam Manor House 12th century Ruins The ruins of Penhallam Moated Manor House - - 23988.jpg The site of a former medieval manor house surrounded by a protective moat, abandoned during the mid-14th century. Penhallam is one of only four such moated medieval manor sites in Cornwall and it consists of a quadrangle of buildings around a central courtyard.
Restormel Castle Castle 12th century Ruins RestormelCastle.JPG Situated on the River Fowey near Lostwithiel, it is one of the four chief Norman castles of Cornwall. The castle is notable for its perfectly circular design. Although once a luxurious residence to the Earl of Cornwall, the castle became ruined in the years after.
St Breock Downs Monolith Monolith Neolithic Remains St Breock Down Monolith - Standing Stone - - 109844.jpg A 5m high prehistoric standing stone located near St Breock.
St Catherine's Castle Device fort 1530s Remains Stcatherinescastle.jpg A small fort commissioned by Henry VIII to protect Fowey Harbour. A twin battery of 64-pounder guns was added on a lower terrace in 1855. One emplacement was modified in the Second World War to mount a 4.7" naval gun, but was later removed to restore the Victorian gun races.
St Mawes Castle Device fort 1540s Remains St Mawes Castle - - 561873.jpg St Mawes Castle and its larger sister castle, Pendennis, were built as part of a defensive chain of fortresses by Henry VIII to protect the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
Tintagel Castle Castle 13th century Ruins Tintagel DSC 7455.jpg A medieval fortification located on the peninsula of Tintagel Island. It saw settlement during the Early Medieval period, when it was probably one of the seasonal residences of the regional king of Dumnonia. In the 13th century, during the Later Medieval period, after Cornwall had been subsumed into the kingdom of England, a castle was built on the site by Richard, Earl of Cornwall.
Tregiffian Burial Chamber Megalithic tomb Neolithic Remains Tregiffian burial chamber - - 41048.jpg A Neolithic or early Bronze Age chambered tomb, comprising an entrance passage, lined with stone slabs, leading to a central chamber, located near Lamorna in west Cornwall.
Trethevy Quoit Megalithic tomb Neolithic Remains TrethevyQuoit.JPG A well-preserved megalithic tomb located near St Cleer. It is known locally as "the giant's house" and stands 2.7m high, and consists of five standing stones capped by a large slab.


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Ambleside Roman Fort Roman fort Ambleside Roman Fort excavation - - 1339491.jpg
Bow Bridge Bridge Bow Bridge, Barrow.jpg
Brough Castle Castle Brough Castle - - 1477559.jpg
Brougham Castle Castle Brougham Castle near Penrith - - 45557.jpg
Carlisle Castle Castle Carlisle Castle - - 957673.jpg
Castlerigg Stone Circle Stone circle Castlerigg Stone Circle - - 590652.jpg
Clifton Hall Fortified manor house CliftonHall.jpg
Countess Pillar Monument The Countess's Pillar - - 3873876.jpg
Furness Abbey Abbey Furness Abbey - - 1594877.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Banks East Turret Turret Banks East Turret, Hadrian's Wall. - - 848200.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Birdoswald Roman Fort Roman fort Birdoswald Roman Fort - - 17585.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Hare Hill Wall Hadrian's Wall at Hare Hill (2) - - 1337362.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Harrows Scar Milecastle and Wall Milecastle and Wall Milecastle 49 (Harrow's Scar) (2) - - 1359274.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Poltross Burn Milecastle Milecastle Milecastle 48 (Poltross Burn) (4) - - 844544.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Leahill Turret and Piper Sike Turret Turret Turret 51b (Lea Hill) (2) - - 1337552.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Pike Hill Signal Tower Signal Tower Pike Hill Tower on Hadrian's Wall - - 1337417.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge Wall, Turrets and Bridge Turret 48a (Willowford East) - - 1369281.jpg
Hardknott Roman Fort Roman fort Hardknott Roman Fort, Eskdale - - 176106.jpg
King Arthur's Round Table Henge Arthur's Round Table 3.JPG
Lanercost Priory Priory Lanercost Priory - - 789897.jpg
Mayburgh Henge Henge Mayburgh Henge, northern part with standing-stone, Yanwath and Eamont Bridge - - 273923.jpg
Penrith Castle Castle Penrith Castle ruins.jpg
Piel Castle Castle Piel Island 02.jpg
Ravenglass Roman Bath House Bath House Roman Bath House near Ravenglass - - 10547.jpg
Shap Abbey Abbey Shap Abbey - - 1436301.jpg
Stott Park Bobbin Mill Factory Stott Park Bobbin Mill - - 502400.jpg
Wetheral Priory Gatehouse Gatehouse Wetheral Priory Gatehouse - - 68550.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow Henge and Tumulus Arbor Low Henge - - 1313430.jpg
Bolsover Castle Castle Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire (geograph 291425).jpg
Bolsover Cundy House Water supply Bolsover Cundy House - - 1155010.jpg
Hardwick Hall Country House An Autumnal Stroll - - 336443.jpg
Hob Hurst's House Tumulus Hob Hurst's House - - 180623.jpg
Nine Ladies Stone Circle Stone circle Nine Ladies Stone Circle - - 109668.jpg
Peveril Castle Castle Keep of Peveril Castle, 2008.jpg
Sutton Scarsdale Hall Country House Sutton Scarsdale Hall - - 205739.jpg
Wingfield Manor Manor house Wingfield Manor - - 6280.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Bayard's Cove Fort Device Fort Bayards Cove Fort04.JPG
Berry Pomeroy Castle Castle Berry Pomeroy Castle - - 411651.jpg
Blackbury Camp Hillfort Entrance banks at Blackbury Camp - - 1285616.jpg
Dartmouth Castle Device Fort Dartmouth Castle - - 725989.jpg
Grimspound Village A Dartmoor Sheep shelters in a Grimspound Hut Circle - - 653641.jpg
Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village Village Manaton, Hundatona - - 991381.jpg
Kirkham House Townhouse Kirkham House, Paignton - - 622635.jpg
Lydford Castle and Saxon Town Castle Lydford Castle - - 1020339.jpg
Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement Village Merrivale, moorland - - 1987394.jpg
Okehampton Castle Castle Okehampton Castle Motte, 2009 - - 1574337.jpg
Royal Citadel, Plymouth Fortress Royal Citadel main gate.jpg
Totnes Castle Castle Totnes Castle1.JPG
Upper Plym Valley Earthworks Drizzlecombe Stone Row - - 1158964.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Abbotsbury Abbey Abbey The Abbey Abbotsbury England.jpg
Christchurch Castle & Norman House Castle Christchurch - Castle - - 1763987.jpg
Fiddleford Manor Manor house Fiddleford Manor - - 703827.jpg
Jordan Hill Roman Temple Temple JordanHillRomanTempleC.jpg
Kingston Russell Stone Circle Stone circle Kingston Russell Stone Circle - - 1122916.jpg
Knowlton Church and Earthworks Henge and Church Remains of Knowlton church and henge - - 1295979.jpg
Lulworth Castle Castle Lulworth Castle 02.jpg
Maiden Castle Hillfort Maiden Castle, Dorchester..jpg
Nine Stones, Winterbourne Abbas Stone circle Winterbourne Abbas Nine Stones - - 862715.jpg
Portland Castle Device Fort Portland Castle, Seen from harbour side - - 1759008.jpg
St Catherine's Chapel Chapel Abbotsbury, St. Catherine's Chapel - - 500351.jpg
Sherborne Old Castle Castle Sherborne Old Castle - - 458355.jpg
Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows Tumuli Junction of a minor road with the A35 at the Poor Lot barrow cemetery - - 25011.jpg

County Durham[edit]

Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Auckland Castle Deer House Deer shelter 1760 Complete Auckland Castle 013.jpg A gothic-style shelter for deer created for Richard Trevor, Bishop of Durham, in 1760. In the grounds of Auckland Castle, the official office of the Bishop of Durham.
Barnard Castle Castle 1095 Ruins Barnard Castle.jpg A ruined medieval castle originally built on the site of an earlier defended position from around 1095 to 1125 by Guy de Balliol. In the 15th century the castle passed by marriage to the Neville family who improved the castle and the estate over the next two centuries. It was sold in 1626 to Henry Vane who dismantled much of the castle.
Bowes Castle Castle 12th century Ruins Bowes Castle.jpg Built in the corner of an old Roman fort guarding the Stainforth Pass through the Pennines by Alan, Count of Brittany, in the north-west corner of the site.
Derwentcote Steel Furnace Foundry 1720 Complete Derwentcote Cementation Furnace - - 1369081.jpg Located near Rowlands Gill, near Newcastle. It is an example of an early cementation furnace which produced high grade steel.
Egglestone Abbey Abbey 12th century Ruins Egglestone Abbey - - 125027.jpg An abandoned Abbey on the eastern bank of the River Tees. Founded by the Premonstratensians, also known as the White Canons. They chose the site for the abbey was chosen because of its isolation, close proximity to a river and the supply of local stone for its construction.
Finchale Priory Priory 1196 Ruins Fichale.jpg A Benedictine priory, sited by the River Wear. Includes the remains of an early 12th-century stone chapel of St John the Baptist. The monastic complex was built in the latter half of the 13th century with alterations and additions continuing for the following three centuries.

East Riding of Yorkshire[edit]

Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Burton Agnes Manor House Manor house Norman Manor House, Burton Agnes Hall - - 1933154.jpg
Howden Minster Church Howden Minster - - 1266114.jpg
Skipsea Castle Castle Skipsea Castle 1.jpg

East Sussex[edit]

Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Bayham Old Abbey Abbey 1207 Ruins Bayham Abbey1.jpg
Battle Abbey Abbey 11th century Partially ruined Battleabbey-wyrdlight-0190.jpg Battle Abbey is a partially ruined abbey complex in the small town of Battle in East Sussex, England. The abbey was built on the scene of the Battle of Hastings
Battle of Hastings Battlefield Battlefield 11th century Schlachtfeld Schlacht bei Hastings juni09.JPG Senlac Hill was the site of a battle in 1066 between the Norman-French and the English armies during the Norman conquest of England.
Camber Castle Device Fort 16th century Ruins Camber Castle, Rye Harbour, East Sussex - - 1341825.jpg Camber Castle is one of Henry VIII's Device Forts built to protect the huge Rye anchorage.
Pevensey Castle Roman fort and Castle 3rd century (Roman fort) and 11th century (castle) Ruins Pevensey castle-09.jpg Pevensey Castle is a Roman fort (Anderitum) at Pevensey which was later remodelled into a medieval castle in the 11th century.


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Audley End House Country House 17th century Partly complete Audley End House - - 70520.jpg An early 17th-century country house just outside Saffron Walden. It was once a palace in all but name and renowned as one of the finest Jacobean houses in England. It is now only one-third of its original size, but is still large. It remains the family seat of the Lords Braybrooke.
Hadleigh Castle Castle 13th century Ruined Hadleigh Castle,the twin towers - - 1111729.jpg The ruins of a royal castle begun in about 1215, but extensively refortified by Edward III during the 14th century. The barbican and two drum towers – one later used by Georgian revenue men looking out for smugglers – are part of his building works during the 1360s.
Lexden Earthworks and Bluebottle Grove Ramparts Iron Age Remains Bluebottle Grove, Colchester - - 142655.jpg The banks and ditches of a series of late Iron Age defences protecting the western side of Camulodunum – pre-Roman Colchester.
Mistley Towers Church towers 1776 Mostly complete Mistley Towers - - 748610.jpg Two porticoed Classical towers, which stood at each end of a grandiose but highly unconventional Georgian church, designed by Robert Adam in 1776.
Prior's Hall Barn Barn 15th century Complete Prior's Hall Barn, Widdington, Essex - - 148378.jpg One of the finest surviving medieval barns in eastern England, with an aisled interior and crown post roof, the product of some 400 oaks.
St. Botolph's Priory Priory c. 1100 Ruins Ruins of Priory Church of St Botolph 1.JPG The remains of one of the first Augustinian priories in England, founded about 1100. Built in flint and reused Roman brick, the church displays massive circular pillars and round arches and an elaborate west front. It was later damaged during the Civil War siege of 1648.
St John's Abbey Gate, Colchester Gatehouse c. 1400 Mostly complete St Johns Abbey Gatehouse.jpg A pinnacled gatehouse, and all that remains of the Benedictine abbey of St John. Later part of the mansion of the Royalist Lucas family, the gatehouse was bombarded and stormed by Parliamentarian soldiers during the Civil War siege.
Tilbury Fort Device fort 1539 Mostly complete The Water Gate at Tilbury Fort - - 1555916.jpg A fort built on the north bank of the River Thames to defend London from attack from the sea. Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth I rallied her army nearby to face the threat of the Armada. Work started on the current fort in 1670 but was still continuing in the 1680s. The 19th century saw extensive re-design and re-modelling.
Waltham Abbey Gatehouse and Bridge Gatehouse and bridge 14th century Ruins Waltham Abbey Gateway - - 1030421.jpg A 14th-century gatehouse belonging to the Augustinian abbey which was dissolved in 1540. Nearby is the 14th century Harold’s Bridge across the Cornmill Stream.


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Belas Knap Long Burrow Megalithic tomb Neolithic Mostly complete Belas-knap.jpg A neolithic chambered long barrow, situated on Cleeve Hill, near Cheltenham. It is of a type known as the Cotswold Severn Cairn, all of which have a similar trapezoid shape, and are found scattered along the River Severn.
Blackfriars, Gloucester Friary 1239 Mostly complete Gloucester Blackfriars 20.08.11.JPG One of the most complete surviving Dominican friaries in England, later converted into a Tudor house and cloth factory.
Cirencester Amphitheatre Amphitheatre 2nd century Remains Roman Amphitheatre - - 154140.jpg Earthwork remains of one of the largest Roman amphitheatres in Britain, built in the early 2nd century. It served the Roman city of Corinium Dobunnorum (now Cirencester), then second only in size and importance to London.
Great Witcombe Roman Villa Roman villa 3rd century Remains Great Witcombe Roman Villa - - 485594.jpg The remains of a large and luxurious villa located on a hillside at Great Witcombe, near Gloucester, with a bathhouse complex and possibly the shrine of a water spirit.
Greyfriars, Gloucester Church 1518 Ruins Greyfriars, Gloucester - - 61881.jpg Remains of a Franciscan friary church rebuilt in about 1518
Hailes Abbey Abbey 1246 Ruins Hailes Abbey Landscape.jpg A Cistercian abbey founded by the Earl of Cornwall in thanks for surviving a shipwreck. It held a renowned relic, "the Holy Blood of Hailes" – allegedly a phial of Christ’s own blood. After the dissolution in 1539 just a few of the cloister arches remained, together with the foundations of the church.
Kingswood Abbey Gatehouse Gatehouse early 16th century Partly complete Kingswood Abbey Gatehouse.JPG A 16th-century gatehouse, and one of the latest monastic buildings in England before the Dissolution
Notgrove Long Barrow Megalithic tomb Neolithic Parts remain Notgrove Long Barrow - - 93007.jpg A Neolithic chambered tomb of the Cotswold Severn type situated on the crest of a ridge. The barrow was sealed in 1976 to prevent damage to the site.
Nympsfield Long Barrow Megalithic tomb Neolithic Remains Nympsfield Long Barrow (geograph 1040823).jpg A chambered long barrow of the Cotswold Severn group overlooking the valley of the River Severn. Its internal burial chambers are uncovered for viewing.
Odda's Chapel Church 1056 Mostly complete Odda's Chapel and Abbot's Court , Deerhurst - - 1729843.jpg One of the most complete surviving Saxon churches in England, built by Earl Odda, and rediscovered in 1865 subsumed into a farmhouse.
Offa's Dyke Defensive earthwork 8th century Remains Offa's Dyke Path near the Devil's Pulpit - - 803694.jpg A three-mile section of the great earthwork boundary dyke built along the Anglo-Welsh border by Offa, King of Mercia. This wooded stretch includes the Devil's Pulpit rock, with fine views of Tintern Abbey.
Over Bridge Bridge 1825–1830 Complete Over Bridge - - 1937314.jpg A single-arch stone bridge spanning the River Severn near Gloucester. It links Over to Alney Island. It was built by the great engineer Thomas Telford.
St Briavels Castle Castle 12th century Parts survive St Briavels Castle Youth Hostel - - 1519128.jpg A royal administrative centre for the Forest of Dean. The castle was a favourite hunting lodge of King John. The Keep and the East tower collapsed in the 18th century, by which time the Great Hall had also been demolished. The twin-towered gatehouse of this castle, built by Edward I, survives. Once a prison, it is now a youth hostel.
St Mary's Church, Kempley Church 12th century Mostly complete Kempley Church - - 1373625.jpg Norman church, displaying one of the most complete and well preserved sets of medieval wallpaintings in England, dating from the 12th and 14th centuries.
Uley Long Barrow Megalithic tomb Neolithic Mostly complete Uley Long Barrow - view from the east.JPG Also known as Hetty Pegler's Tump. A partly reconstructed Neolithic chambered mound, 37 metres long, overlooking the Severn Valley. It contains a stone built central passage with two chambers on either side and another at the end.
Windmill Tump Megalithic tomb Neolithic Partly complete Entrance Portal Rodmarton Long Barrow - - 1002575.jpg Also known as Rodmarton Long Barrow, this is a Neolithic chambered tomb with at least three stone-lined chambers. At the eastern end of the mound there is a forecourt flanked by two projections and a so-called false entrance consisting of two standing stones and a stone lintel, blocked by a slab.


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Bishop's Waltham Palace Palace 1135 Ruins Bishop's Waltham Palace and moat.jpg

Built by the Bishop of Winchester, Henry of Blois, Bishop's Waltham Palace was later used by the Bishops of Winchester as they travelled, along with Farnham Castle and Wolvesey Castle. The palace was destroyed in 1644 after the English Civil War.

Calshot Castle Device Fort 1540 Mostly complete 050103 2353 calshot.jpg One of Henry VIII's device forts, built on Calshot Spit to guard the entrance to Southampton Water. It was built as a circular blockhouse with a three-storey central keep using stone from Beaulieu Abbey. The outer walls were lowered in 1774 and the gatehouse was rebuilt in order to provide more living space. The castle was in use until 1956.
Flowerdown Barrows Tumuli Bronze Age Mostly complete Flowerdown Barrow, Littleton - - 56445.jpg Three Bronze Age burial mounds in a much larger cemetery, including a well-preserved disc barrow which has been described as "the finest in Hampshire".
Fort Brockhurst Palmerston Fort 1858–1863 Complete Fort Brockhurst entrance.JPG A fort designed by William Crossman in the 19th century to protect Portsmouth. Its main purpose was to guard the approach from potential landing areas on the south Hampshire coast. The site is only occasionally open to the public.
Fort Cumberland Fort 1748 Complete Inside Fort Cumberland - - 411752.jpg A fort built by the Duke of Cumberland, replacing an earlier earthwork battery. The fort was of earthwork construction with a number of brick buildings. It was completely rebuilt in masonry from 1785–1812, and then refortified in the late 19th century. It remained in military ownership for much of the twentieth century.
Hurst Castle Device Fort 1541–1544 Mostly complete HurstCastle20090713Y146.jpg One of Henry VIII's Device Forts, built at the end of a long shingle beach at the west end of the Solent to guard the approaches to Southampton. It was modified throughout the 19th century, and two large wing batteries were built to house heavy guns. It was fortified again in the Second World War and then decommissioned.
King James's and Landport Gates, Portsmouth City gates 1687 and 1760 Partly complete The Old Land Port - - 977925.jpg Two ornate gateways which were originally access points to Portsmouth. King James's Gate was built in 1687, but has been moved twice, and is now part of the boundary of the United Services Ground. Landport Gate was built in 1760 as a main entry point to Portsmouth from the Dockyard. The gate is still in its original position.
Medieval Merchant's House, Southampton Town house 1290 Partly complete Medieval Merchant's House - - 166280.jpg A restored building built in about 1290 by John Fortin, a prosperous merchant. The house survived many centuries of domestic and commercial use largely intact. German bomb damage in 1940 revealed the medieval interior of the house, and in the 1980s it was restored to resemble its initial appearance.
Netley Abbey Abbey 1239 Ruins Netnave.jpg An abbey founded as a house for Cistercian monks. It was closed by Henry VIII in 1536 and the building was converted into a mansion by William Paulet. The abbey was used as a country house until the beginning of the 18th century, after which it was abandoned and partially demolished. Subsequently, the ruins became a tourist attraction, and provided inspiration to poets and artists of the Romantic movement.
Portchester Castle Roman fort and Castle 3rd century and 11th century Partly complete Portchester castle 04.jpg A Roman fort built during the 3rd century to protect the southern coastline of Britain. A castle was built within its walls in the late 11th century. The monarchy controlled the castle for several centuries and it was a favoured hunting lodge of King John. Later in its history the castle was used as a prison.
Royal Garrison Church (Domus Dei), Portsmouth Hospice or Church 1212 Parts survive Domus Dei Oct 2007.jpg An almshouse and hospice, known as the Domus Dei, established by Pierre des Roches, Bishop of Winchester. It was seized by King Henry VIII in 1540. Towards the end of the 17th century it fell into disrepair until it was restored in 1767 to become the Garrison church. The buildings of Domus Dei were partially destroyed in an attack by German bombers in 1941.
Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre Roman town and Amphitheatre 1st century Remains Calleva Atrebatum - - 1341175.jpg A Roman town known as Calleva Atrebatum. It was the civitas capital of the Atrebates tribe. It was abandoned shortly after the end of the Roman era. The earthworks and the ruined city walls are still visible. The area inside the walls is now largely farmland. The remains of the Roman amphitheatre and situated outside the city walls, can be clearly seen.
The Grange, Northington Country House 1804 Complete Northington Grange - Hampshire.jpg A 19th-century country house and landscape park. It was commissioned in 1804 by Henry Drummond who wanted his brick house transformed into a neoclassical ancient Greek temple.
Titchfield Abbey Abbey 1222 Parts survive Titchfield Abbey.jpg An abbey founded for Premonstratensian canons. It was closed in 1537 by Henry VIII and the building was converted into a mansion by Thomas Wriothesley, a powerful courtier. In 1781, the abbey was abandoned and partially demolished to create a romantic ruin.
Wolvesey Castle (Old Bishop's Palace), Winchester Castle 1130 Ruins Wolvesey Castle - East Hall and Wymond's Tower - - 1316569.jpg A castle erected by the Bishop of Winchester, Henry of Blois. It was the scene for the Rout of Winchester in which the Empress Matilda assaulted the Bishop Henry in 1141. The castle was destroyed by Roundheads during the English Civil War in 1646.


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Arthur's Stone Megalithic tomb Neolithic Remains Arthur's stone - - 941844.jpg A Neolithic chambered tomb situated on the ridge line of a hill overlooking both the Golden Valley and the Wye Valley. Today only the large stones of the inner chamber remain.
Edvin Loach Old Church Church 11th century Ruins The ruined Saxon church at Edvin Loach - - 2453.jpg The ruins of an 11th-century and later church built within the earthworks of a Norman motte and bailey castle.
Goodrich Castle Castle 11th century Ruins Goodrich Castle 01.jpg A now ruined Norman medieval castle to the north of the village of Goodrich. In the middle of the 12th century the original earth and wood castle was replaced with a stone keep, and was then expanded significantly during the late 13th century into a concentric structure combining living quarters with defences.
Longtown Castle Castle c. 1200 Ruins Longtown Castle - - 392612.jpg A thick-walled round keep built c. 1200, characteristic of the Welsh Borders, on a large earthen mound within a stonewalled bailey.
Mortimer's Cross Water Mill Watermill 18th century Complete Mortimer's Cross Water Mill - - 1899259.jpg An 18th-century water mill, situated on the River Lugg, in part working order.
Rotherwas Chapel Chapel 14th century Complete Rotherwas Chapel - - 132037.jpg The family chapel of the Roman Catholic Bodenham family rebuilt in the 1580s. The tower was rebuilt in the 18th century. The chapel contains Victorian interior decoration by the Pugins.
Wigmore Castle Castle 11th century Ruins Entrance to Wigmore Castle - - 1248482.jpg Founded in 1067 by William Fitz Osbern, Wigmore Castle was a stronghold of the Mortimer family from about 1075 to 1425. It was later dismantled to prevent its use during the English Civil War.


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Berkhamsted Castle Castle Berkhamsted Castle 2.jpg
Old Gorhambury House Country House Old-Gorhambury-House-20051002-034.jpg
St Albans Roman Wall City walls StAlbansRomanWall-PS02.JPG

Isle of Wight[edit]

Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Appuldurcombe House Country House 1702 Ruins Appuldurcombe House.jpg Appuldrucombe was built in 1707 by Sir Robert Worsley. It was then passed on to Earl of Yarborough who installed its pond, servants quarters and its paths and gardens. It was soon left to be abandoned in the 19th century. It was then transformed into a school, then a hotel, yet to be abandoned yet again.

In 1945, it was hit by a landmine and swiftly passed to EH who then restored some of the House, paths, gardens and pond.

Carisbrooke Castle Castle 11th century[1] Partial Decay Carisbrooke Castle - - 1042859.jpg
Osborne House Country House Osborne House - - 22302.jpg
St. Catherine's Oratory Lighthouse Tower of St Catherine's Oratory (2) - - 1414128.jpg
Yarmouth Castle Device Fort The Castle at Yarmouth - - 1535282.jpg

Isles of Scilly[edit]

Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Bant's Carn Burial Chamber Megalithic tomb Bant's Cairn, St Mary's - - 1197663.jpg
Cromwell's Castle Fort King of the Castle - - 822249.jpg
Garrison Walls Ramparts Morning Point, the Garrison - - 72897.jpg
Halangy Down Ancient Village Village Iron Age House, Halangy Down, St. Mary's - - 929468.jpg
Harry's Walls Ramparts Harry's Walls, St. Mary's - - 936169.jpg
Innisidgen Lower and Upper Burial Chambers Megalithic tomb Innisidgen Burial Chamber - - 1035.jpg
King Charles's Castle Fort Interior of King Charles' Castle - - 834051.jpg
Old Blockhouse Fort Old Blockhouse, Tresco - - 1765210.jpg
Porth Hellick Down Burial Chamber Megalithic tomb Porth Hellick Down - - 1036.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Deal Castle Device Fort 1539 Complete Deal Castle, Kent - - 1711722.jpg A 16th-century coastal artillery fort, located in Deal, between Walmer Castle and the now lost Sandown Castle.
Dover Castle Castle 12th century Complete Dover Castle 05.jpg A medieval castle in the town of the same name in the English county of Kent. It was founded in the 12th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout history. It is the largest castle in England.
Dymchurch Martello Tower Martello Tower 1805 Restored Martello 24 - - 412645.jpg A Martello Tower in Dymchurch. It stands immediately behind the sea wall. Part of a coastal defence programme
Eynsford Castle Castle 1088 Ruins Eynsford Castle.jpg A stone Norman castle in the English county of Kent, within the civil parish bounds of the village of Eynsford. It was historically the manor owning most of the land of the village.
Faversham Stone Chapel Chapel AD500 Ruins Faversham Stone Chapel - - 12889.jpg A ruined Church of Our Lady of Elwarton, located near Faversham. Its origins date back to the Roman era when it was used for pagan purposes.
Horne's Place Chapel Chapel 1276 Complete Hornes Place and Chapel, near Appledore Kent - - 41648.jpg A late mediaeval timber-framed house with private chapel in Appledore.
Kit's Coty House Megalithic tomb Neolithic Ruins Kits Coty House - - 1381288.jpg Kit's Coty is the name of the remains of a Neolithic chambered long barrow on Blue Bell Hill near Aylesford.
Knights Templar Church, Dover Church 11th century Ruins DoverTemplarChurch CMOKT.JPG The ruins of a mediaeval church of the Knights Templar, on Bredenstone hill, part of the Dover Western Heights.
Little Kit's Coty House Megalithic tomb Neolithic Ruins The Countless Stones - - 3138.jpg The name of the remains of a Neolithic chambered long barrow on Blue Bell Hill near Aylesford.
Lullingstone Roman Villa Roman Villa 1st century Ruins The Roman Villa at Lullingstone, Kent - - 40566.jpg A villa built during the Roman occupation of Britain, situated near the village of Eynsford. The ruins contain a Roman temple-mausoleum, one of the earliest known chapels in the country.
Maison Dieu, Faversham Hospice 1234 Complete Maison Dieu, Ospringe, Kent - - 41929.jpg The building is a hospital, monastery, hostel, retirement home and Royal lodge commissioned by Henry III in 1234. The building is located beside what is now the A2 road in Faversham.
Milton Chantry, Gravesend Chantry chapel 1322 Complete Milton Chantry - - 913536.jpg A former Chantry in Gravesend. Now used as the Chantry Heritage Centre displaying a range of exhibits relating to Gravesend, Northfleet and the nearby villages. It is situated within the Napoleonic built Fort Gardens.
Old Soar Manor Manor house 13th century Complete Old Soar Manor, Plaxtol, Kent - - 1238065.jpg A small 13th century stone manor house near Plaxtol.
Reculver Roman Fort and Reculver Towers Roman fort and Church 3rd century and 12th century Ruins Reculver -Kent-6a.jpg A Roman fort built during the 3rd century to protect the coastline of Britain. A medieval church was built within the fort, and had two towers added in the late 12th century. They survived the demolition of the church in 1809, to provide a landmark for shipping.
Richborough Castle and Amphitheatre Roman fort 3rd century Ruins Richborough Roman Fort.JPG The ruined remains of a Roman Saxon Shore Fort. It was a major port of Roman Britain. It situated in Richborough near Sandwich.
Rochester Castle Castle 1087–1089 Ruins Rochester castle.jpg A 12th-century keep or stone tower, is the castle's most prominent feature, which is one of the best preserved in England or France. Located along the River Medway and Watling Street, in Medway.
St Augustine's Abbey Abbey 5th century Ruins Ruins of St Augustine's Abbey - - 715983.jpg A Benedictine monastery in Canterbury. The abbey was founded in 598 and functioned as a monastery until its dissolution in 1538 during the English Reformation. After the abbey's dissolution, it underwent dismantlement until 1848. Since 1848, part of the site has been used for educational purposes and the abbey ruins have been preserved for their historical value.
St Augustine's Conduit House Water supply 12th century Ruins The remains of a medieval conduit house in King’s Park, Canterbury. Built to supply water to nearby St Augustine's Abbey.
St Augustine's Cross Standing cross 1884 Complete St Augustines Cross - - 1475019.jpg A stone memorial in Pegwell Bay, Thanet. The cross was erected in 1884 to commemorate the arrival of St Augustine in England in AD 597
St John's Commandery Priory 13th century Mostly complete St Johns Commandery, near Densole, Kent - - 41649.jpg Also known as St John's Commandery, Swingfield was a priory built for the Knights Templar about 5 miles north of Folkestone,Kent.
St Leonard's Tower Castle 1080 Ruins St leonards tower.jpg A Norman keep in West Malling. The tower was built by Bishop Gundulf around 1080. Situated beside Manor Park Country Park, along St.Leonard's Road.
Sutton Valence Castle Castle 1150 Ruins Sutton Valence Castle - - 1015828.jpg A castle was built in about 1150, probably by Baldwin de Bethune. It was probably built to control the road from Maidstone to the channel ports of Hastings, Rye and Winchelsea. The castle was abandoned about 1300.
Temple Manor Manor house Early C13 Complete Temple Manor, Strood - - 1397511.jpg A building in Strood, Kent. The Manor has been owned by various religious (including Knights Templar), national and farming owners over 600 years.
Upnor Castle Device Fort 1559 Mostly complete Upnor Castle 01.jpg Upnor Castle is an Elizabethan artillery fort located in the village of Upnor, Medway, South East England. Its purpose was to defend ships moored "in ordinary" on the River Medway outside Chatham Dockyard.
Walmer Castle Device Fort 1539–1540 Complete Walmer Castle - - 1289754.jpg A castle at Walmer in Kent, built by Henry VIII in 1539–1540 as an artillery fortress to counter the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain. It was part of his programme to create a chain of coastal defences along England's coast known as the Device Forts or as Henrician Castles.
Western Heights, Dover Ramparts 1779 Mostly complete Western Heights Coastal Defence - - 20414.jpg A series of forts, strong points and ditches, designed to protect the country from invasion. They were created to augment the existing defences and protect the key port of Dover from both seaward and landward attack.


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Goodshaw Chapel Chapel Goodshaw Chapel - - 801963.jpg
Sawley Abbey Abbey Sawley Abbey - - 1453949.jpg
Warton Old Rectory Rectory Doorways to service rooms, Old Rectory, Warton - - 166428.jpg
Whalley Abbey Gatehouse Gatehouse Gatehouse, Whalley Abbey - - 431466.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Ashby de la Zouch Castle Castle Ashby de la Zouch castle main buildings.JPG
Jewry Wall Wall Jewry Wall and St Nicholas.jpg
Kirby Muxloe Castle Castle Kirby Muxloe.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Bolingbroke Castle Castle Old-Bolingbroke-Castle.jpg
Gainsborough Old Hall Manor house Gainsborough Old Hall.jpg
Gainsthorpe Medieval Village Village Gainsthorpe Deserted Medieval Village - - 1563862.jpg
Lincoln Medieval Bishop's Palace Palace The Old Palace, Lincoln - - 586268.jpg
Sibsey Trader Windmill Windmill Sibsey, Trader Mill.jpg
St Peter's Church, Barton-upon-Humber Church St.Peter's church - - 880061.jpg
Tattershall College School Tattershall College.jpg
Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse Abbey Thornton Abbey Gatehouse - - 1246329.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Apsley House Townhouse 1770s Apsley House 1.JPG This Georgian building was the London home of the first Duke of Wellington and has changed very little since his victory at Waterloo in 1815.
Chapter House and Pyx Chamber Chapter house Entrance to Chapter House Westminster Abbey - - 1125747.jpg
Chiswick House Townhouse Chiswick House view from forecourt.jpg
Coombe Conduit Water supply
Down House Country House 1778 Complete Down House, Downe - - 1659819.jpg Home of Charles Darwin from 1842–1882. He wrote On the Origin of Species while living here.
Eltham Palace Palace Eltham Palace - Southern façade - - 1033399.jpg
Harmondsworth Great Barn Tithe barn Harmondswoth Barn.jpg
Jewel Tower Tower The Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, London SW1 - - 750510.jpg
Kenwood House Country House Kenwood House - London - - 1123814.jpg
London Wall, Tower Hill Wall London 01 2013 Roman wall 5335.JPG
Marble Hill House Country House Marble Hill House-River(south)front.jpg
Ranger's House Country House Rangers House Greenwich from Shooters Hill 20070819 20-09.jpg
Wellington Arch Triumphal arch Wellington Arch - fisheye lens.jpg
Winchester Palace Palace The Rose window at Winchester Palace - - 1258642.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Baconsthorpe Castle Castle The gatehouses, Baconsthorpe Castle, Baconsthorpe - - 1043155.jpg
Berney Arms Windmill Windmill Berney Arms with sails.jpg
Binham Market Cross Standing cross Binham Wayside Cross - - 1404179.jpg
Binham Priory Priory Binham Priory - - 174376.jpg
Blakeney Guildhall Townhouse Blakeney - - 848312.jpg
Burgh Castle Roman fort Burgh Castle Bastion and Wall - - 1951380.jpg
Caister Roman Fort Roman fort Caister-on-Sea Roman Fort - - 771617.jpg
Castle Acre Bailey Gate City gates Castle Acre Bailey Gate - - 1718512.jpg
Castle Acre Castle Castle Castle Acre - - 578489.jpg
Castle Acre Priory Priory Castle Acre Priory.jpg
Castle Rising Castle Castle Castle-rising-castle.JPG
Cow Tower, Norwich Tower Cow Tower - Norwich.jpg
Creake Abbey Abbey Creake Abbey - - 121461.jpg
Great Yarmouth Row Houses Townhouses Row 111 House Museum - - 1018593.jpg
Greyfriars' Cloisters, Great Yarmouth Friary Greyfriars Cloisters - - 1018609.jpg
Grimes Graves Flint mine Grimes Graves, near Thetford, Norfolk - - 41510.jpg
North Elham Chapel Chapel Ruins of the Bishop's Chapel - - 525209.jpg
St Olave's Priory Priory St Olave's Priory in St Olaves - - 1801631.jpg
Thetford, Church of the Holy Sepulchre Priory ThetfordHolySepulchre.jpg
Thetford Priory Priory 2004 thetford 03.JPG
Thetford Warren Lodge Hunting lodge Thetford Warren Lodge - - 2377164.jpg
Weeting Castle Castle Weeting Castle - - 2377286.jpg

North Yorkshire[edit]

Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Aldborough Roman Site Town 1st century Remains Isvrivm at Aldborough - - 406828.jpg Remains of a Roman town, once capital of the Brigantes tribe. Ruins laid out amid a Victorian arboretum with an onsite museum.
Byland Abbey Abbey 1135 Ruins Byland Abbey - - 7279.jpg Cistercian monastery with early gothic architecture.
Carlton Towers Country house 1842 Complete 17th Duke of Norfolk 4 Allan Warren.jpg Victorian country house design by Pugin and built in the gothic-rival style.
Clifford's Tower Castle 13th century Mostly complete Cliffords Tower.JPG The keep of York Castle, and the most prominent surviving part of the original medieval fortification. It was built on the orders of William I and rebuilt by Henry III. It has also served as a prison and a royal mint.
Easby Abbey Abbey 1152 Ruins Easby Abbey.jpg Premonstratensian abbey. Notable for its lavish roof-height refectory built around 1300. Within the precinct is the still-active parish church, displaying 13th century wall paintings.
Fountains Abbey Abbey 1132 Ruins Fountains Abbey - - 384329.jpg One of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. Owned by the National Trust and maintained by English Heritage.
Gisborough Priory Priory 14th century Ruins Gisborough Priory east view.jpg An Augustinian priory founded in 1119 by an ancestor of Robert the Bruce. It is dominated by the skeleton of the 14th century church's east end.
Helmsley Castle Castle 13th century Ruins Helmsley Castle2.jpg A castle founded around 1120, and rebuilt around 1300. It later became a Tudor mansion, a Civil War stronghold, and then a romantic Victorian ruin.
Kirkham Priory Priory 1120s Ruins KirkhamPriory.JPG An Augustinian priory was founded in the 1120s by Walter l'Espec, lord of nearby Helmsley, who also built Rievaulx Abbey.
Marmion Tower Tower 15th century Ruins Marmion Tower - - 1690757.jpg A gatehouse of a vanished riverside manor house. The monuments of the manor's family owners are in the adjacent church.
Middleham Castle Castle 12th century Ruins Middleham Castle 01.jpg A fortified palace in Wensleydale. Once the childhood home of Richard III.
Mount Grace Priory Priory 1398 Ruins Mount Grace Priory - - 276083.jpg The best preserved Carthusian priory in Britain
Pickering Castle Castle 13th century Ruins Pickering Castle 5.jpg A motte-and-bailey fortification used as a royal hunting lodge, holiday home and a stud farm by a succession of medieval kings.
Piercebridge Roman Bridge Bridge 2nd century Remains Cliffe Roman Bridge 1.jpg Stonework foundations, now marooned in a field, of a bridge which once led to Piercebridge Roman Fort.
Richmond Castle Castle 11th century Ruins Richmond Castle, 2009.jpg A castle originally built to subdue the unruly North of England, it is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain.
Rievaulx Abbey Abbey 1132 Ruins Rievaulx Abbey MMB 23.jpg A Cistercian abbey, and once one of the wealthiest abbeys in England. It is one of the most complete and atmospheric of England's abbey ruins.
St Mary's Church, Studley Royal Church 1870s Complete Victorian Gothic Splendour - St. Mary, Studley Royal - - 349105.jpg A Victorian Gothic Revival church, located in the grounds of Studley Royal Park at Fountains Abbey
Scarborough Castle Castle 12th century Ruins Scarborough Castle - - 192391.jpg A medieval Royal fortress. The site of the castle, encompasses an Iron Age settlement, Roman signal station, an Anglo-Scandinavian settlement and chapel, a 12th-century enclosure castle and an 18th-century battery.
Spofforth Castle Castle 14th century Ruins Spofforth Castle (19th March 2013) 004.JPG The ruined hall and chamber of a fortified manor house, dating mainly from the 14th and 15th centuries. Its undercroft is cut into a rocky outcrop.
Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications Hillfort Iron-age Remains Stanwick Ramparts - - 1340032.jpg An excavated section, part cut into rock, of the ramparts of the huge Iron Age trading and power-centre of the Brigantes tribe.
Steeton Hall Gateway Gatehouse 14th century Ruins Steeton Hall Gatehouse, South Milford - - 243356.jpg A small, well-preserved, manorial gatehouse.
Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village Village Medieval Remains Wharram Percy Geograph.jpg A deserted medieval village. Above the substantial ruins of the church and a recreated fishpond, the outlines of many lost houses are traceable on a grassy plateau.
Wade's Causeway Earthworks Unknown Remains Wade's Causeway.jpg A mile-long stretch of enigmatic ancient road, also known as "Wheeldale Roman Road". Once thought to be Roman but possibly much earlier or later.
Whitby Abbey Abbey 11th century Ruins Whitby Abbey - - 944153.jpg A ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the cliffs above Whitby. The first monastery was founded in 657 AD.
York Cold War Bunker Bunker 1961 Complete York Cold War Bunker.jpg A nerve-centre to monitor fallout in the event of a nuclear attack. It was in active service until the 1990s.


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Apethorpe Hall Country House Apethorpe1.JPG
Chichele College Chantry chapel
Eleanor Cross, Geddington Standing cross Eleanor Cross - - 1451702.jpg
Kirby Hall Country House KirbyHall-Northamptonshire-3.jpg
Rushton Triangular Lodge Folly Rushton Triangular Lodge1.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Aydon Castle Castle The courtyard of Aydon Castle (2) - - 527638.jpg
Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens Castle Belsay Hall.jpg
Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks & Main Guard Barracks The Barracks - - 1254528.jpg
Berwick-upon-Tweed Castle & Berwick Ramparts Castle and Ramparts Fortifications, Berwick upon Tweed.jpg
Black Middens Bastle House Manor house Black Middens Bastle - - 1224658.jpg
Brinkburn Priory Priory Priory At Brinkburn - - 653992.jpg
Dunstanburgh Castle Castle Dunstanburgh Castle - - 1716545.jpg
Edlingham Castle Castle Edlingham Castle - - 952421.jpg
Etal Castle Castle Etal Castle - - 1289632.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Black Carts Turret Turret Turret 29a - Black Carts - - 1129280.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Brunton Turret Turret Turret 26b (Brunton) (2) - - 1220037.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Cawfields Roman Wall Wall Hadrian's Wall, Cawfields - - 1068632.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Chesters Roman Fort and Bridge Roman fort and Bridge The Commandant's House, Chesters Fort (4) - - 1057779.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Corbridge Roman Town Roman fort Corbridge Roman Ruins.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Heddon-on-the-Wall Wall The Wall at Heddon-on-the-Wall - - 1038492.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Housesteads Roman Fort Roman fort Housesteads Roman Fort 2014 09.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Planetrees Roman Wall Wall Hadrian's Wall at Planetrees (5) - - 1246703.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Sewingshields Wall Wall Hadrian's Wall above Sewingshield Crags - - 494404.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Temple of Mithras, Carrawburgh Temple Temple of Mithras, Brocolitia - - 4062.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Walltown Crags Wall Hadrian's Wall at Walltown Crags - - 999438.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Winshields Wall Wall Hadrian's Wall, Winshield Crags - - 1068693.jpg
Lindisfarne Priory Priory Lindisfarne Priory - - 741692.jpg
Norham Castle Castle Norham Castle - - 940099.jpg
Prudhoe Castle Castle Prudhoe Castle - - 1254147.jpg
Warkworth Castle Castle Warkworth Castle - - 931212.jpg
Warkworth Hermitage Hermitage The Hermitage, Warkworth - - 735173.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Mattersey Priory Priory Mattersey Priory 1.jpg
Rufford Abbey Abbey Rufford Abbey (1).jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Abingdon County Hall Museum County Hall and Museum County Hall - - 670904.jpg
Deddington Castle Castle DeddingtonCastle.jpg
Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote Manor house Minster Lovell Hall, Oxon - Ruins - - 1630370.jpg
North Hinksey Conduit House Water supply Conduit House Harcourt Hill Geograph-2162812-by-Des-Blenkinsopp.jpg
North Leigh Roman Villa Roman Villa North Leigh Roman Villa - - 11995.jpg
Rollright Stones Stone circle and Megalithic tomb Rollright Stones (part), Oxfordshire - - 605694.jpg
Uffington Castle Hillfort Earthworks - - 817322.jpg
Uffington: Dragon Hill Mound Dragon Hill - - 1370693.jpg
Uffington White Horse Hill figure Aerial view from Paramotor of Uffington White Horse - - 305467.jpg
Wayland's Smithy Megalithic tomb Wayland Smithy - - 1143643.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Lyddington Bede House Almshouse Lyddington Bede House - - 1429628.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Acton Burnell Castle Castle Acton Burnell Castle from churchyard - - 789847.jpg
Boscobel House and The Royal Oak Manor house Boscobel - 19th century farm.jpg
Buildwas Abbey Abbey Buildwas Abbey - tower and part of north side of nave - - 1312704.jpg
Cantlop Bridge Bridge Cantlop Bridge 2016.jpg
Clun Castle Castle Clun Castle - - 1149538.jpg
Haughmond Abbey Abbey Haughmond Abbey west side 01.JPG
Iron Bridge Bridge 1777–1781 Ironbridge 04.jpg
Langley Chapel Chapel Langley Chapel - - 720750.jpg
Lilleshall Abbey Abbey Lilleshall Abbey - - 1313407.jpg
Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle Stone circle Mitchell's Fold 3.jpg
Moreton Corbet Castle Castle Moreton Corbet Castle - - 1500028.jpg
Old Oswestry Hill Fort Hillfort Old Oswestry Hillfort (aerial).jpg
Stokesay Castle Castle Stokesay Castle - - 1507125.jpg
Wenlock Priory Priory Transcepts, Wenlock Priory.jpg
White Ladies Priory Priory White Ladies Priory - Northern wall - - 1292826.jpg
Wroxeter Roman City Town Wroxeter baths, 2011.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Cleeve Abbey Abbey 1198 Parts survive Cleeve Abbey 04.jpg Located near the village of Washford, Cleeve Abbey was founded as a house for monks of the Cistercian order. It was closed in 1536 and the abbey was converted into a country house.
Dunster Butter Cross Standing cross 15th century Ruined Dunster Butter Cross - - 1702292.jpg A transplanted stump of a medieval stone cross, once a meeting place for butter-sellers.
Dunster Gallox Bridge Bridge 15th century Complete Gallox Bridge.jpg An ancient stone bridge which once carried packhorses bringing fleeces to Dunster market.
Dunster Yarn Market Market hall 17th century Complete Dunster Market-2.jpg A 17th-century timber-framed octagonal market hall in the village of Dunster.
Farleigh Hungerford Castle Castle 14th century Ruined Farleigh Hungerford East Gate.jpg Started in the 14th century, this fortified mansion was occupied for 300 years by the Hungerford family. Much of it was broken up for salvage in the 18th century. The castle chapel was repaired in 1779 and became a museum of curiosities, complete with the murals rediscovered on its walls in 1844.
Glastonbury Tribunal Town house 15th century Complete Glastonbury Tribunal.jpeg A late 15th-century town house, once mistakenly identified as a courtroom of Glastonbury Abbey. It now houses both the Tourist Information Centre and the Glastonbury Lake Village Museum.
Meare Fish House Fish house 14th century Complete Meare Fish House.jpg The only surviving monastic fishery building in England, this housed the Abbot of Glastonbury's water bailiff and provided facilities for fish-salting and drying.
Muchelney Abbey Abbey 12th century Ruined Muchelney Parish church, abbey foreground ruins.jpg Once a wealthy Benedictine house and the second oldest religious foundation in Somerset, but as part of the dissolution the abbey’s principal buildings were demolished by Henry VIII in 1538. The foundations of the abbey are laid out with parts of the cloister walk and thatched monks’ lavatory. The 16th century abbots’ house remains intact.
Nunney Castle Castle 14th century Ruined Nunney Castle - - 111007.jpg A moated castle built in the 1370s. Extensively modernised in the late 16th century, the castle was held for the King during the Civil War, but quickly fell to Parliamentarian cannon in 1645: not until Christmas Day 1910, however, did the gun-damaged portion of the wall finally collapse.
Sir Bevil Grenville's Monument Monument 1720 Complete Lansdown Battlefield Monument - - 128538.jpg Erected on Lansdowne Hill, Bath, to commemorate the heroism of Sir Bevil Grenville and his Cornish pikemen at the Battle of Lansdowne in 1643,
Stanton Drew Circles and Cove Henge Neolithic Parts survive Somerset sd stone circle 06.jpg The three circles and a stone cove near the village of Stanton Drew, are the third largest collection of prehistoric standing stones in England. The Great Circle probably consisted of 30 stones, of which 27 survive today, and was surrounded by the ditch (now filled in) of a henge. It lies between two smaller circles, while to the west is a cove of three stones standing in the garden of a public house.
Stoney Littleton Long Barrow Megalithic tomb Neolithic Mostly complete Stoney Littleton.jpg A Neolithic chambered tomb with multiple burial chambers, located near the village of Wellow, Somerset. It is an example of the Severn-Cotswold tomb. The barrow is about 30m in length and stands nearly 3m high. Internally it contains a gallery with three pairs of side chambers and an end chamber.

South Yorkshire[edit]

Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens Country House Brodsworth Hall - - 1206980.jpg
Conisbrough Castle Castle Conisbrough Castle - - 631344.jpg
Monk Bretton Priory Priory Two doorways, Monk Bretton Priory.jpg
Roche Abbey Abbey Roche Abbey - - 28328.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Croxden Abbey Abbey CroxdenAbbey.jpg
Wall Roman Site Town Letocetum Mansio 1.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Bury St Edmunds Abbey Abbey 2004 st edmundsbury 01.JPG
Framlingham Castle Castle Castle Wall - - 947413.jpg
Landguard Fort Device Fort Landguard Fort - - 942560.jpg
Leiston Abbey Abbey The Ruins Of Leiston Abbey.jpg
Moulton Packhorse Bridge Bridge Moulton Pack Horse bridge - - 829526.jpg
Orford Castle Castle Suffolk Orford Castle.jpg
Saxtead Green Post Mill Windmill Saxstead Green Postmill - - 2389895.jpg
St James' Chapel, Lindsey Chapel St James's Chapel - - 2520820.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Farnham Castle Keep Castle Farnham Castle keep.jpg
Waverley Abbey Abbey Waverley Abbey ruins - - 1167081.jpg

Tyne and Wear[edit]

Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Bessie Surtees House Townhouse Bessie Surtees House (geograph 2739708).jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Benwell Roman Temple & Vallum Crossing Temple and Vallum (Roman) Temple of Antenociticus (3) - - 837888.jpg
Hadrian's Wall: Denton Hall Turret Turret Denton Turret (2) - - 837946.jpg
Hylton Castle Castle Hylton Castle.jpg
St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow Priory Jarrow.jpg
Tynemouth Priory & Castle Castle and Priory Tynemouth Castle - - 232159.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Kenilworth Castle Castle Kenilworth Castle - - 103123.jpg

West Midlands[edit]

Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Halesowen Abbey Abbey Halesowen Abbey - - 2433248.jpg
J. W. Evans Silver Factory Factory JW Evans Silver Factory, Albion Street, Jewellery Quarter Birmingham.jpg

West Sussex[edit]

Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Boxgrove Priory Priory Boxgrove Priory Ruins1.jpg
Bramber Castle Castle Bramber castle.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Alexander Keiller Museum Barn and Museum Avebury - Tithe Barn - - 723187.jpg
Avebury Henge Avebury Stones - - 682284.jpg
Bradford-on-Avon Tithe Barn Tithe barn Tithe Barn at Bradford on Avon.JPG
Bratton Camp Hillfort Bratton Camp - - 1473489.jpg
Chisbury Chapel Chapel St. Martin's Chapel, Chisbury Manor Farm - - 99682.jpg
Hatfield Earthworks Henge
Ludgershall Castle Castle Ludgershall - Castle - - 820522.jpg
Ludgershall Cross Standing cross The Ludgershall Cross, High Street, Ludgershall - - 861874.jpg
Netheravon Dovecote Dovecote Dovecote near All Saints Church, Netheravon - - 362642.jpg
Old Sarum Castle Old Sarum central mound - - 1188425.jpg
Old Wardour Castle Castle Old Wardour Castle 55.JPG
The Sanctuary Stone circle Thesanctuary.jpg
Silbury Hill Tumulus Silbury Hill 02.jpg
Stonehenge Henge Stonehenge2007 07 30.jpg
West Kennet Avenue Avenue Stone Avenue at Avebury - - 681695.jpg
West Kennet Long Barrow Megalithic tomb Westkennet.jpg
Westbury White Horse Hill figure Paragliding above Westbury White Horse - - 539764.jpg
Windmill Hill Enclosure Windmill Hill from the White Horse Trail, Winterbourne Monkton - - 1010976.jpg
Woodhenge Henge Woodhenge - - 659.jpg


Name Type Date Condition Image Notes
Leigh Court Barn Tithe barn Leigh Court Barn - - 1427744.jpg
Witley Court Country House 1655 Ruins 2013 04 19 Whitly Court 05.jpg

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History of Carisbrooke Castle". English Heritage. Retrieved 2019-08-20.

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