Initiated in 1949 as the Ministry of Works to help protect historic structures, the English government converted the organization to a new entity called English Heritage in 1983. In 2015, English Heritage received an investment of £80 million, which some hoped would lead to bolder interventions at heritage properties, but stoking controversy among others.
English Heritage in the dock over plans for Clifford's Tower in York
By Kevin Rushby
January 27, 2017