English Heritage in Cornwall

English Heritage in Cornwall

Tel: (0370) 3331181
Web: www.english-heritage.org.uk

Protected places

St. Mawes Castle       Pendennis Castle       St. Breock Downs Monolith       St. Catherine's Castle       Restormel Castle       Halliggye Fogou       Chysauster Ancient Village       Tintagel Castle       Ballowall Barrow       Launceston Castle       Penhallam Manor       Bant's Carn       Cromwell's Castle       Innisidgen Burial Chambers       Kings Charles's Castle       Old Blockhouse       Porth Hellick Down Burial Chamber       Harry's Walls       Garrison Walls

English Heritage is a registered charity that looks after the National Heritage Collection. It cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places spanning more than 5000 years of history.

On 1st April 2015, English Heritage was divided into two parts, Historic England, who inherited the statutory and protection functions of the old organisation, and the new English Heritage Trust, a charity which would operate the historic properties, which took on the English Heritage operating name and logo.

In 1999 a pressure group, the Revived Cornish Stannary Parliament, wrote to English Heritage asking them to remove all signs bearing their name from Cornish sites by July 1999 as they regarded the ancient sites as Cornish heritage, not English. Over a period of eleven months members of the Cornish Stannary removed 18 signs and a letter was sent to English Heritage saying "The signs have been confiscated and held as evidence of English cultural aggression in Cornwall. Such racially motivated signs are deeply offensive and cause distress to many Cornish people". On 18th January 2002, at Truro Crown Court, after the prosecution successfully applied for a Public Immunity Certificate to suppress defence evidence, three members of the group agreed to return the signs and pay £4,500 in compensation to English Heritage and to be bound over to keep the peace. In return, the prosecution dropped charges of conspiracy to cause criminal damage.

Unlike the National Trust, English Heritage holds few furnished properties. New sites are rarely added to the collection as other charities and institutions are now encouraged to care for them and open them to the public.

Ancient Sites in Cornwall       Cornish Castles       The National Trust in Cornwall       Cornwall Heritage Trust

Cornwall's History       The Civil War in Cornwall       Standing Stones of Cornwall