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English Heritage is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom government (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. It was set up under the terms of the National Heritage Act 1983. Its functions had previously been undertaken by part of the Department of the Environment. The 1983 Act also dissolved the body that had hitherto provided advice — the Ancient Monuments Board for England. Image File history File links Standard_of_the_English_Heritage. ... Image File history File links Standard_of_the_English_Heritage. ... The term Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisation (or QUANGO), attributed to Sir Douglas Hague, was originally invented as a joke, but fell into common usage in the United Kingdom to describe the agencies produced by the growing trend of government devolving power to appointed, or self-appointed bodies. ... The agencies responsible for the government of the United Kingdom consist of a number of ministerial departments (usually headed by a Secretary of State) and non-ministerial departments headed by senior civil servants. ... DCMS Logo DCMS headquarters in Cockspur Street The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (sometimes abbreviated DCMS) is a department of the British government. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Department for the Environment (Formerly the Department of Environmental Protection) was West Australias environmental agency. ...


Its best known role is as the steward of a large number of significant historical and archaeological sites, from Stonehenge to the world's earliest iron bridge. However it has major responsibilities in conservation, giving advice, registering and protecting the historic environment. It also maintains a public archive, the National Monuments Record (NMR). For other uses, see Stonehenge (disambiguation). ... The Iron Bridge The Iron Bridge The Iron Bridge The Iron Bridge crosses the River Severn at the Ironbridge Gorge, by the village of Ironbridge, in Shropshire, England. ... The National Monuments Record is the public archive of English Heritage. ...

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By caring for the built environment, English Heritage complements the work of Natural England which aims to protect the natural environment. Both advise the relevant Secretary of State on policy and in individual cases such as registering Listed buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments in EH's case. English Heritage has direct ownership over some historic sites and also liaises with private owners of sites that are managed under guardianship arrangements. The phrase built environment refers to the manmade surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging from the large-scale civic surroundings to the personal places. ... Natural England is the name of a new United Kingdom Government agency which will bring together the landscape, access and recreation elements of the Countryside Agency (CA); all of the responsibilities of English Nature (EN); and the environmental land management functions of the Rural Development Service (RDS). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ... A Scheduled Ancient Monument is defined in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 and the National Heritage Act 1983 of the United Kingdom government. ...


English Heritage describes itself in these terms:

"English Heritage is the Government's statutory adviser on the historic environment. Officially known as the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, English Heritage is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Our powers and responsibilities are set out in the National Heritage Act (1983) and today we report to Parliament through the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport."
The former London headquarters of English Heritage at 23 Savile Row

English Heritage is thus an unelected quango with a considerable degree of power and access to public money derived from taxation. At some of its properties it charges admission fees to supplement its government funding. DCMS Logo DCMS headquarters in Cockspur Street The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (sometimes abbreviated DCMS) is a department of the British government. ... The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport is a UK cabinet position with responsibility for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 581 pixelsFull resolution (1989 × 1444 pixel, file size: 509 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Headquarters of English Heritage at 23 Savile Row in London. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 581 pixelsFull resolution (1989 × 1444 pixel, file size: 509 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Headquarters of English Heritage at 23 Savile Row in London. ... Savile Row Savile Row Savile Row is a road in the City of Westminster in central London that runs parallel to Regent Street between Conduit Street at the northern end and Vigo Street at the southern. ... The acronyms Qango and Quango, variously spelt out as QUAsi Non Governmental Organisation, Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisation, and Quasi-Autonomous National Government Organisation have been used, notably in the United Kingdom, but also in Australia, Ireland and other countries, to describe a range of organisations to which governments have...


It may be contrasted with the National Trust which is an independent registered charity operating in the same sector. The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ...


Membership

Members of the public are able, and encouraged, to join English Heritage. Membership confers benefits such as free admission to its properties. However, it does not give the member a say in the running of the organisation. This policy is common for similar organisations, such as the National Trust.


Images of England

Main article: Images of England

Images of England is an English Heritage project intended to create a freely accessible online database of the 370,000 listed properties in England. Each database entry includes a representative photograph and a description of the building written by an expert architectural historian. Images of England was a lottery (Heritage Lottery Fund) funded project run by English Heritage to photograph every listed building and item in England and to make the images freely available to public on the web. ... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ...


Controversy over English Heritage sites in Cornwall

In 1999 there was some controversy regarding sites in Cornwall under the care of English Heritage. The Revived Cornish Stannary Parliament (in fact not a parliament at all, but a pressure group) wrote to English Heritage asking them to remove all signs bearing their name from Cornish sites by July 1999 as they regard the ancient sites as Cornish heritage, not English. Over eleven months members of the Cornish Stannary removed 18 signs and a letter was sent to English Heritage saying "The signs have been confiscated and held as evidence of English cultural aggression in Cornwall. Such racially motivated signs are deeply offensive and cause distress to many Cornish people". [1] The Cornish Stannary Parliament is a human rights pressure group which claims to be a revived Cornish Stannary Parliament. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ...


On January 18, 2002, at Truro Crown Court, three members of the group agreed to return the signs and pay £4,500 in compensation to English Heritage and to be bound over to keep the peace. In return, the prosecution dropped charges of conspiracy to cause criminal damage. is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Equivalent organisations

This article is about the country. ... Cadw is a semi-autonomous publicly-funded body which with the mission to protect, conserve, and to promote the built heritage of Wales — the Welsh equivalent of English Heritage and Historic Scotland. ... This article is about the country. ... Historic Scotland is the Scottish agency looking after historic monuments. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: ) is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... The Environment and Heritage Service is the United Kingdom Governments conservation agency for Northern Ireland. ... The Office of Public Works (OPW) is responsible for Irish Government and historic buildings in the Republic of Ireland. ...

References

  1. ^ BBC news January 2002 — Historic signs case trio bound over

See also

English Heritage plaque marking the former London residence of guitarist Jimi Hendrix

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (781x781, 126 KB) Summary Blue plaque to Jimi Hendrix on his house at 23 Brook Street, London, England. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (781x781, 126 KB) Summary Blue plaque to Jimi Hendrix on his house at 23 Brook Street, London, England. ... This page gives an overview of the complex structure of environmental and cultural conservation in the United Kingdom. ... A blue plaque showing information about The Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey in Torquay. ... hello this does not have a page yet, please make one for us!! Thanks ... DCMS Logo DCMS headquarters in Cockspur Street The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (sometimes abbreviated DCMS) is a department of the British government. ... Historic houses in England is a link page for any stately home, country house or other historic house in England. ... English Heritage Properties in England is a link page for any stately home, historic house, castle, abbey, museum or other property in the care of English Heritage. ... The main purpose of the Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England is to safeguard the features and qualities of key landscapes for the future. ... National Trust Properties in England is a link page for any stately home, historic house, castle, abbey, museum or other property in the care of the National Trust in England. ... Abbeys and priories in England is a link page for any abbey, priory, friary or other monastic religious house in England. ... Castles in England is a link page for any castle in England. ... Heritage Open Days is an annual celebration of Englands architecture and culture that allows visitors free access to historical landmarks that are either not usually open, or would normally charge an entrance fee. ... The list of conservation topics is a link page for the conservation of both the natural environment and the built environment. ... There are a number of heritage registers around the world, which keep lists of natural or man-made objects deemed to be of heritage value. ... Museums in England is a link page for any museum in England. ...

External links

  • English Heritage website
  • Images of England website
  • Chief Executive website

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