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Historic House Insurance

At Ecclesiastical we have been providing insurance for historic buildings for many years. We are able to offer specialist historic house insurance to the owners of historic houses, castles and gardens, both private and open to the public.

We understand that historic buildings and stately homes are unique and have individual needs. Our specialist approach to historic house insurance means that we are prepared to be flexible and work with customers to match their individual needs.

Our specialist historic house insurance includes:

  • Cover for special buildings of historical or architectural interest 

  • Employers’, public and trustee liability 

  • Fine art , collections and exhibition cover, including antiques 

  • Legal expenses 

  • Equipment breakdown

In addition, we can provide personal contents cover where the heritage property is partly inhabited by the owners, whilst also being used commercially.

If you open your historic house to paying visitors and employ staff to work in the building and gardens; you will need to consider public liability and employer liability cover. Even if you simply reside in your stately home, our historic house insurance cover is flexible to match your individual requirements.

From historic houses to castles


Our experienced team specialise in insurance for historic buildings (including castles and palaces) and include historians and market professionals who understand the complexities of historic house insurance and work with owners and managers to ensure the best and most cost-effective insurance cover.

For more information, you can read an overview of our heritage insurance.


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.