English Heritage

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English Heritage
legal form Registered Charity
founding 1983 (as The Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England , legal form April 1, 2015)
founder UK Government
Seat Swindon , The Engine House
motto Step into England's story
main emphasis Monument protection
Action space England
Managing directors Kate Mavor
Website english-heritage.org.uk

English Heritage ( listen ? / I ) is a registered charity ( registered charity ) that the monuments and state-owned archaeological sites of England managed. Audio file / audio sample

The organization looks after over 400 historically valuable objects such as Stonehenge .

Membership opens up the possibility of viewing these objects for free or with reduced admission. Similar organizations exist in other parts of the UK , e.g. B. Historic Scotland in Scotland or Cadw in Wales .

From its founding in 1983 until 2015, the organization was also the state authority for the preservation of monuments ( Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England ), which functions as the state body ( Executive Non-departmental Public Body ). Since 1999, English Heritage have also been affiliated with the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England , which is responsible for the inventory of monuments, and the National Monuments Record . On April 1, 2015 these functions were split off and constituted as Historic England . Since then, English Heritage is no longer an authority, but a registered charity with the official title of English Heritage Trust .

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  1. Historic England Annual Report 2015/2016, accessed on August 10, 2016 (pdf) ( Memento of the original from August 10, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / content.historicengland.org.uk