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The Images Of England site comprises over 300,000 images of listed buildings and structures each with a description, prepared during the listing process.

All of the photographs were taken between 1999 and 2005 providing a 'snapshot' at the time of the Millennium and can be downloaded for educational use free of charge.

How do I find the best images for me?
The Learning Zone of the Images of England website is designed to help you find images of listed buildings easily.
  • To register to find your own selection of images, click here.
  • For tips on finding images for your own locality click here
  • For information on listed buildings and how to study them click here.
  • Visit the Timeline to view illustrations of good examples of different building styles click here.
  • To view image albums comprising selections of images on National Curriculum related themes with background notes, tips on using them in the classroom and useful links click here.

Listing Archives
Former school and schoolhouse, Grittleton, Wiltshire - IoE number: 315845 © Mr Jeffery Bartlett OBE, ARPSEnglish

Heritage plays a major role in the listing process, which is designed to protect valuable features of the built environment for the future.

To find out more about the listing process click here.

Pump on the Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire - IoE number: 158938 © Tony BriseldenDuring the course of its work English Heritage amasses all sorts of information, including photographs, documents and measured drawings. These are added to the extensive store of archive material in the National Monuments Record.

For more information click here


Where does Images of England fit in with the National Curriculum ?
  • The Pottery Shop, Polperro, Cornwall - IoE number: 061522 © Mr Roger NormanSchool students are required to study their locality in a number of subjects including History, Geography and Citizenship at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. QCA guidelines for many units, including History Unit 18 'What was it like to live here in the past?', and Citizenship unit 9 section 4 'New uses for empty buildings' make specific reference to examining aspects of the local built environment.
  • People have a natural curiosity about the area where they live and how it evolved, which can be exploited with pupils. They will be far more motivated to look at the sources needed to acquire basic skills, such as maps and aerial photographs, if these are based on places they know.
  • Pupils who know more about the community they live in are more likely to care for it and develop a sense of identity, an essential strand of the citizenship agenda.
  • The images of listed buildings on this website will make an immediate impact on students by virtue of their quality and the element of recognition.

For more information on making links to the National Curriculum click here

For information on using the images to develop a study of your locality click here. To read or download a case study click here.

Please note that the inclusion of a listed building on this website does not mean it is open to the public.