Definition of English Heritage from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


English Heritage

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another name for the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, a government organization started in 1984 to look after historically important places and buildings in England. It encourages people to visit these places to understand and enjoy their history. Stonehenge is one example of an English Heritage site. English Heritage also has responsibility for listed buildings in England. compare the National Trust compare World Heritage Site