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Cornwall’s National Mapping Programme (NMP) is part of a nationwide English Heritage project aiming to map all archaeological features in England visible on aerial photos to a consistent standard.


The Cornwall project and the production of this website were funded by English Heritage. The project was carried out by the Cornwall NMP team who are part of Historic Environment Cornwall Council based at


The Percuil Building

Old County Hall

Truro TR1 3AY


United Kingdom.


If you have any comments or suggestions and for more information, contact the NMP Project Manager.

Tel: + 44 (0)1872-323603





Interactive design and multimedia production for this website is by Light Circus digital media.


Most of the aerial photo images used in the site are the result of twenty years aerial reconnaissance of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by Steve Hartgroves of Historic Environment Cornwall Council, and the NMP team would like to acknowledge his contribution to aerial archaeology in Cornwall.


Many of the photos used to illustrate this website are housed in the National Monuments Record Centre in Swindon and are reproduced here with kind permission of English Heritage. English Heritage has also permitted the use of other graphic material reproduced here.


Reproductions of paintings by Jane Stanley appear with permission of the artist.


Cornwall Council have paid DACS’ visual creators for the use of their artistic works





Cornwall Council would like to thank the following organisations and individuals for permission to reproduce images in this website.


Cambridge University Unit for Landscape Modelling

The Imperial War Museum

Norfolk County Council

The Palmerston Forts Society

Wessex Archaeology

Blom Aerofilms


Whilst the content of this website was produced by the NMP team, it draws on the wide range of research undertaken by the Historic Environment Service as a whole over a period of more than 30 years.


Much of the information relating to the archaeology of the Second World War is based on the extensive research published by Colin Dobinson of the Council for British Archaeology.



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