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There are a number of heritage registers around the world, which keep lists of natural or man-made objects deemed to be of heritage value.












Sites owned and run by the provincial government as a functioning historic site or museum are known as Provincial Historic Sites and Provincial Historic Areas. Buildings and sites owned by private citizens and companies or other levels or branches of government may gain one of two levels of historic designation, "Registered Historic Resource" or "Provincial Historic Resource".[3]. Historic designation in Alberta is governed by the Historic Resources Act.[4]. The province also lists buildings deemed historically significant by municipal governments on the Alberta Register of Historic Places, which is also part of the larger Canadian Register of Historic Places although this does not imply provincial or federal government status or protection.[5] The Alberta Main Street Program helps to preserve historic buildings in the downtowns of smaller communities.[6] The Heritage Survey Program is a survey of 80,000 historic buildings in Alberta, with no protective status.[7]

New Brunswick

  • New Brunswick Register of Historic Places[8]

Newfoundland and Labrador



  • Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec[12]



Hong Kong


  • Consejo Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural [14]



  • denkmalliste.org lists all German heritage registers ("Denkmallisten") on the web.[16]
  • Kulturdenkmal
    • Bayerische Denkmalliste[17]


In the Republic of Ireland, some registers are maintained by sections of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (The National Monuments Service and National Inventory of Architectural Heritage). Others are maintained by the "planning authority": the local council for the county, city, borough, or town where the monument or building is sited.

Name Type Maintenance
National Monument "a monument or the remains of a monument the preservation of which is a matter of national importance by reason of the historical, architectural, traditional, artistic, or archaeological interest attaching thereto"[18] Owned or managed by the National Monuments Service. The Service's own list of monuments is not definitive.[19]
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage "all—
(a) structures and buildings together with their settings and attendant grounds, fixtures and fittings,
(b) groups of such structures and buildings, and
(c) sites,
which are of architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical interest"[20]
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. The NIAH's survey is not yet complete.[21]
protected structure "structures, or parts of structures, which form part of the architectural heritage and which are of special architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical interest"[22] Relevant planning authority maintains a list as part of its development plan.[23]
architectural conservation area "a place, area, group of structures or townscape, taking account of building lines and heights, that—
(a) is of special architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical interest or value, or
(b) contributes to the appreciation of protected structures"[22]
Planning authority
special planning control area "an architectural conservation area [...] of special importance to, or as respects, the civic life or the architectural, historical, cultural or social character of a city or town in which it is situated"[22] Planning authority
area of special amenity "by reason of—
(a) its outstanding natural beauty, or
(b) its special recreational value,
and having regard to any benefits for nature conservation"[22]
Planning authority
Database of Historic Gardens and Designed Landscapes Gardens marked on the first- or second-edition (1850–95) maps of the Ordnance Survey of Ireland.[24] National Inventory of Architectural Heritage[25]



New Zealand


  • Russian cultural heritage register of immovable properties contains around 140,000 historical sites
  • Russian state code of particularly valuable objects of cultural heritage includes the most conspicuous man-made landmarks as well as operating institutions: museums, archives, theatres, universities and academies.



  • Slovak National Monument Board [29]

South Africa



United Kingdom

Heritage, culture, planning and conservation are devolved issues in the United Kingdom, and are dealt with by the governments of the constituent countries. England, which does not have its own devolved government, is covered by an agency of the United Kingdom government. See also Historic Environment Record (HERs) and Sites and Monuments Record (SMRs) maintained usually at a local government level (Archaeological Trusts in Wales).

United States





New York



  1. ^ Yangon Heritage List. The Myanmar Times. 2001-10-29. http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/myanmartimes/no87/New/14.htm.  
  2. ^ HistoricPlaces.ca - Canada's Historic Places
  3. ^ Alberta Culture and Community Spirit - Historic Resources Management - Historic Places Stewardship Section - Alberta's Historic Places Designation Program
  4. ^ Alberta Queen's Printer
  5. ^ Alberta Culture and Community Spirit - Historic Resources Management - Historic Places Stewardship Section - Alberta's Historic Places Designation Program - Municipal Historic Resource Designation
  6. ^ The Alberta Main Street Program
  7. ^ Alberta Culture and Community Spirit - Historic Resources Management - Historic Places Stewardship Section - Heritage Survey Program
  8. ^ New Brunswick's Historic Places - Lieux patimoniaux du Nouveau-Brunswick
  9. ^ Ontario Heritage Trust properties
  10. ^ Ontario Heritage Properites Database
  11. ^ Ontario Heritage Conservation Districts
  12. ^ http://www.patrimoine-culturel.gouv.qc.ca/
  13. ^ City of Edmonton
  14. ^ Consejo Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural
  15. ^ Base Mérimée - Présentation
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ BlfD
  18. ^ "National Monuments Acts, 1930–2004". http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/plweb-cgi/fastweb?TemplateName=hitlist.tmpl&view=ag-view&query_rule=%28%28%24query3%29%29%3Alegtitle&operator=and&numresults=25&sorting=none&query3=%22NATIONAL%20MONUMENTS%22&dbname=Acts&simplesearch.x=3&simplesearch.y=11. Retrieved 19 December 2009.  
  19. ^ "National Monuments > Search By County". National Monuments Service. http://www.archaeology.ie/en/NationalMonuments/SearchByCounty/. Retrieved 19 December 2009.  
  20. ^ "Architectural Heritage (National Inventory) and Historic Monuments (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1999". http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1999/en/act/pub/0019/print.html. Retrieved 19 December 2009.  
  21. ^ "Buildings: County Survey Index". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/Surveys/Buildings/. Retrieved 19 December 2009.  
  22. ^ a b c d "Planning and Development Act, 2000". Irish Statute Book. Ireland: Office of the Attorney General. http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2000/en/act/pub/0030/index.html. Retrieved 19 December 2009.  
  23. ^ "Protected structures". Building or altering a home. Ireland: Citizens Information Board. 29 August 2008. http://www.citizensinformation.ie/categories/housing/building-or-altering-a-home/protected-structures. Retrieved 19 December 2009.  
  24. ^ "Project methodology". Database of Historic Gardens and Designed Landscapes. National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/Surveys/Gardens/Projectmethodology/. Retrieved 19 December 2009.  
  25. ^ "Gardens: Search by County". Database of Historic Gardens and Designed Landscapes. National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/Surveys/Gardens/gardensapp/FrontPage.jsp. Retrieved 19 December 2009.  
  26. ^ Jamaica National Heritage Trust
  27. ^ "Jamaica National Heritage Trust - List of Declared Sites & Monuments". 2005. http://www.jnht.com/monuments.php. Retrieved 2009-09-04.  
  28. ^ Register of Historic Places
  29. ^ Pamiatkový úrad Slovenskej republiky - Domov
  30. ^ The Register of Parks & Gardens : Heritage Protection : Research & Conservation : English Heritage
  31. ^ National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service
  32. ^ National Historic Landmarks Program (NHL) Homepage
  33. ^ NPS: Nature & Science » National Natural Landmarks
  34. ^ California Historical Landmarks
  35. ^ http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=21238
  36. ^ California Points of Historical Interest
  37. ^ Washington State DAHP


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