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The OSM object's 'List entry Number' as specified in The National Heritage List for England (where applicable). Edit or translate this description.
Group: Historic
The National Heritage List for England
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listed_status=* wikidata=*

Status: imported


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.

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.

Heritage Asset OSM Tag
Listed Buildings listed_status=*
Scheduled Monuments
Protected Wreck Sites
Registered Parks and Gardens
Registered Battlefields
pplications for Certificates of Immunity (COIs)
Current Building Preservation Notices (BPNs)

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.

See also