Set up under the terms of the National Heritage Act 1983, the English Heritage (formally the Historic Building and Monuments Commission for England) is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom government with a broad remit of managing the historic built environment of England.

English Heritage's best known role is as the steward of over 400 significant historical and archaeological sites, from Stonehenge to the restored working windmill at Sibsey.

Sibsey Trader Windmill is currently under the care of the English Heritage although the site is independently managed and run by Ian Ansell.