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Historic Britain Insurance

Ecclesiastical has been protecting historic and iconic sites across the country for over 130 years. We currently insure more Grade I listed buildings than any other insurer and are involved in the insurance of 10 of the UK’s World Heritage Sites. Through our experience and work with key heritage organisations, we understand the unique challenges your clients face and the specialisms needed to manage those challenges.  

Experience. The difference

Consistently voted the best insurer for heritage by brokers1, Ecclesiastical is passionate about protecting the heritage of today and yesteryear and ensuring that your clients receive the advice and support they need. 

Our services can include:

  • Specialist expertise in underwriting, valuations and risk management.
  • Risk management surveys carried out by surveyors who understand the complexities of heritage and cultural properties, at no extra cost2.
  • Access to industry experts, skilled craftsmen, conservators and restorers.
  • Dedicated in-house claims specialists, who have made 98% of customers very or extremely satisfied3.
  • Access to helplines for risk advice, legal services, Public Relations (PR) crisis assistance and counselling.

Our Historic Britain insurance cover can be tailored to meet the individual needs of your clients, and can include: 

  • Buildings and contents on an ‘all risks’ basis
  • Public and employers liability
  • Trustee and management liability
  • Reputational risk
  • Business interruption cover including archaeological digs and prevention of access
  • Comprehensive legal expenses cover including planning application refusal appeals
  • Loss of licence including care, education, wedding and premises
  • Grounds person equipment
  • Seasonal stock
  • Shoots liability
  • Fly tipping removal costs
  • Fine art.

Get in touch to speak to one of our specialists

1FWD broker opinion survey 2007-2016 
2Terms and conditions apply
3Ecclesiastical claims satisfaction survey 2016.
Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc (EIG) Reg No 1718196. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (EIO) Reg No 24869. Ecclesiastical Life Ltd (ELL) Reg No 243111. Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services Ltd (EFAS) Reg No 2046087. Ecclesiastical Underwriting Management Ltd (EUML) Reg No 2368571. E.I.O. Trustees Ltd Reg No 941199. EdenTree Investment Management Ltd (EIM) Reg No 2519319. All companies are registered in England at Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ. EIO and ELL are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 113848 (EIO) and 110318 (ELL). EFAS and EIM are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 126123 (EFAS) and 527473 (EIM). EUML is an appointed representative of EIO who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 402228.