Definitions for "English Heritage"
England's equivalent of Cadw and Historic Scotland, English Heritage is the lead body responsible for the historic environment in England. The body provides grants, technical advice and guidance, and it is responsible for over 400 historic properties, all open to the public. English Heritage has a statutory role in determining applications affecting the demolition of buildings which are listed or in conservation areas, and the alteration of nationally important listed buildings.
The popular title of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England: a national body established in 1984 to secure the preservation of Scheduled Ancient Monuments and historic buildings situated in England; to promote the preservation and enhancement of the character and appearance of Conservation Areas in England; and to promote the public's enjoyment and advance their knowledge, of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings in England and their preservation.
A government agency that promotes and conserves England's historic environment. English Heritage has funded the restoration and refurbishment of many country houses, churches and other religious buildings.