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Welcome to Heritage Counts

What Is Heritage Counts?

'Heritage Counts' is an annual survey of the state of England's historic environment. It is produced by Historic England on behalf of the Historic Environment Forum (HEF).

Each year 'Heritage Counts' explores the social and economic role of the historic environment and focuses on a different theme. The theme of 'Heritage Counts 2013' is skills in the historic environment.

There is a national report and nine regional reports which outline the key changes in each English region.

For more information please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Heritage Counts 2014 - The Value and Impact of Heritage

This year's edition of Heritage Counts provides an overview of research on the value and impact of heritage.

Heritage Counts 2014 explores the value of heritage by looking at three key areas:

  • Different types of heritage impact: individual, community and economic.
  • Level of participation in, and perceptions of, heritage amongst members of the public.
  • The ways in which economists have quantified the overall value that people place on heritage.

The full reports for the research above can be downloaded separately from the Value and Impact of Heritage page.

Hard copies of the national Heritage Counts 2014 report can be ordered from English Heritage Customer Services on 0870 333 1181.


Louise Sullivan
Head of Social and Economic Research
Government Advice
t: 020 7973 3730

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