This tag replaces the old EH_ref tag
On 1 April 2015 English Heritage was split into Historic England (statutory responsiblity for maintaining "the list") and English Heritage Trust (operates historic buildings as tourist attractions). Although the old English Heritage brand was handed to the new Trust, the list is maintained by Historic England and hence the change to this page.
|The OSM object's 'List entry Number' as specified in The National Heritage List for England (where applicable).
|The National Heritage List for England
|Used on these elements
|Tools for this tag
The HE_ref tag is used to link objects in OpenStreetMap with their associated entry in The National Heritage List for England. The list, which is maintained by Historic England, includes Listed Buildings and Scheduled Monuments, amongst other nationally significant heritage assets.
Talk-GB (July & August 2021) discussed this tag as it duplicates the tagging scheme for Key:heritage. It was agreed to prefer the use of ref:GB:nhle=* for the associated entry in The National Heritage List for England for heritage objects.
About Historic England
Historic England is a public body which manages the historic environment of England. It is responsible for administering and maintaining the register of England's nationally significant heritage assets. This is published as an online resource as The National Heritage List for England.
The table below shows which heritage assets are included in the list.
|Protected Wreck Sites
|Registered Parks and Gardens
|Applications for Certificates of Immunity (COIs)
|Current Building Preservation Notices (BPNs)
listed_status=* has commonly been used to refer to the grade of the asset in the list - Grade II, Grade II*, Grade I (Grade I being the highest quality).
World Heritage Sites are also recorded on the List, but these sites are separately inscribed by UNESCO.
Organisations with similar functionality
The following organisations have similar roles to that of Historic England:
- Cadw (The Historic Environment Service of the Welsh Government) in Wales
- Historic Scotland in Scotland
- Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) in Northern Ireland.