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What do we mean by 'heritage'

Heritage insurance is not just confined to listed buildings (although we do insure more Grade I listed buildings than any other insurer).

We insure a wide range of properties – from iconic buildings such as The Royal Albert Hall and Chatsworth House, to small independent museums such as Penlee House and businesses based in heritage sites such as St Paul’s Café.

Our definition of heritage

We define heritage as including buildings, artefacts, monuments, sites, or activities that have archaeological, historical, architectural, cultural, engineering or scientific significance.  In short, wherever the heritage status of the building is fundamental to the business.

This means we include buildings of modern or unusual design, as well as buildings with architectural merit. Some buildings may be considered to be heritage simply because they’re in a conservation area. Below are a few examples of the types of heritage buildings we might insure.

Types of heritage buildings

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.