The A2A database contains catalogues describing
archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the
eighth century to the present day.
Ancient Monuments Society: The Ancient Monuments Society was founded in 1924
for the study and conservation of ancient monuments, historic
buildings and fine old craftsmanship
Local Government Archaeological Officers UK
Association provides a forum representing archaeologists working for
local authorities and national parks throughout the UK. Its members
are senior professional archaeologists employed by local authorities
to provide advice on archaeological conservation and management.
The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) supports research, learning and
teaching with high quality and dependable digital resources. It does this by
preserving digital data in the long term, and by promoting and disseminating
a broad range of data in archaeology.
Publisher of B.A.R. - British
Archaeological Reports and other archaeological books.
Archaeological Investigations Project (Bournemouth University)
The project involves AIP researchers visiting the offices of
archaeological curators, contractors and consultants, primarily to
access archive copies of 'grey literature reports', i.e. desk-based
assessments, field evaluations, post-planning determination
projects, research projects, building surveys, estate management
surveys and geophysical investigations. the AIP attempts to visit
every HER in the country as well as all archaeological units/trusts.
BIAB Online: the British & Irish Archaeological
BIAB exists to help you find out about
archaeology via the published sources. The BIAB
Online database contains datasets covering publications from AD 1695
to the present day on archaeology and the historic environment,
historic buildings, maritime and industrial archaeology,
environmental history, and the conservation of material culture -
with a geographical focus on Britain and Ireland.
Bibliography of Cornish Medieval Drama
This bibliography lists the major printed
sources of published material dealing with Cornish medieval drama
and includes links to the manuscripts of three full-length Cornish
Prepared by Sydney Higgins.
British Archaeological Jobs Resource: UK Archaeology Portal
Gateway to Archaeology - Jobs, Advice, Books & Guides and
Cambridge University Collection of Air Photos (CUCAP): online
The Cambridge University Collection of Aerial
Photographs is the result of annual airborne survey campaigns
conducted by the University since 1947. Some 500,000 images from the
Collection are available.
Climate Change and Your Home
This English Heritage website aims to help owners of traditionally constructed houses
understand the potential impacts of climate change on their
properties and how simple building maintenance can help to lessen
the effects of increasingly extreme weather. The site also provides
detailed advice on how to improve the energy efficiency of
traditionally constructed houses whilst preserving their special
character. A section is included on micro-generation which details
how technologies such as micro-wind generation and solar thermal
energy can successfully be incorporated into older buildings.
Cornwall Archaeological Society
Formed in 1961 - it grew
out of the West Cornwall Field Club, itself founded in 1935 by a
group of enthusiasts who were studying the archaeology of West
Cornwall. Currently the society has nearly 600 members and
organises activities covering all aspects of the discipline; walks,
talks and other activities.
Cornwall Industrial Settlements Initiative
Historical and archaeological assessments of 51 villages, ports and
towns associated with Cornwall’s 19th century industrial revolution,
based on metalliferous mining, slate and granite quarrying, and
china clay extraction.
for British Archaeology
The CBA is an educational
charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology
and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment
for the benefit of present and future generations
Cornwall Historic Collections
Part of the Environment
and Heritage Service, Cornwall County Council,
Historic Collections maintains the County Council's own and
deposited archives. Deals with the creation of records, their
management, preservation, arrangement, cataloguing and the provision
of information to the public. Includes a link to the County Record
Cornwall Historic Environment service
Part of the
Environment and Heritage Service, Cornwall Council, the
Historic Environment service's aim is to identify, record, protect,
conserve, present and interpret the historic environment and
heritage of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. The Historic Environment
is all the physical evidence for past human activity, as well as its
associations that we can see, understand and feel today.
Cornwall and Scilly Urban Survey
The Cornwall & Scilly Urban
Survey is providing a framework for sustainable regeneration in 19
historic towns. The project integrates two key factors - improved
understanding and characterisation of the rich and diverse historic
environment which makes Cornwall and Scilly’s towns so distinctive
and the identification of heritage-led regeneration opportunities so
vital to the region’s future.
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Maritime Archaeology Society
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Maritime Archaeology
Society was formed in 2004 in order to promote maritime archaeology
in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The society currently has over
80 members, about 75% of which are divers.
Website of Current Archaeology, Britain’s leading
archaeological magazine. Or rather, two magazines, for Current Archaeology,
which deals with British archaeology, has now been joined by Current World
Archaeology. Here you can explore both magazines, and the articles they
English Heritage is the Government's statutory adviser on the
historic environment protecting and promoting England's spectacular
historic environment and ensuring that its past is researched and
Flyingpast.org is the culmination of a twelve year project
mapping archaeological and historical sites visible on aerial photos
in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The mapping team studied more
than 50,000 aerial photos taken between 1926 and 2005. The project
was commissioned and paid for by
English Heritage and the mapping was carried out by the
Historic Environment Service of Cornwall County Council.
GENUKI - UK
and Ireland Genealogy
Large collection of genealogical
information pages for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel
Islands, and the Isle of Man.
Group: The Georgian Group campaigns against the
neglect, maltreatment and destruction of Georgian buildings, parks and
gardens in England and Wales. It also seeks to promote the enjoyment and
understanding of the Georgian heritage by an active programme of education
Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System
The Great Britain Historical
Geographical Information System is a unique digital collection of
information about Britain's localities as they have changed over
time. Information comes from census reports, historical gazetteers,
travellers' tales and historic maps, assembled into a whole that is
much more than the sum of its parts. This site tells you more about
the project itself and about historical GIS.
English Heritage is working in collaboration with ALGAO and IHBC in
a five year project to build a Heritage Gateway to
England's local and national historic environment records. A key
objective is to develop the flexibility to provide integrated access
to local and national heritage information resources as part of the
programme of reforms proposed by Government 'Heritage Protection for
the 21st Century'.
Environment Local Management (HELM)
Established in 2004,
HELM is a partnership project led by English Heritage. The aim of
the project is to share best practice and build capacity and
confidence in those dealing with the historic environment. HELM
provides and funds written information and training in a number of
Historic Environment Information Resources Network (HEIRNET)
HEIRNET aims to develop a strategic vision for UK information
systems relating to the historic environment which enables access,
is geared to the requirements of users and emphasises public
benefit. HEIRNET does this by reviewing developments in information
systems, sharing information on initiatives and encouraging
cooperative approaches to information strategy in the context of
appropriate data and technical standards.
Institute for Archaeologists (IFA)
The Institute for Archaeologists is the
professional organisation for all archaeologists and others involved
in protecting and understanding the historic environment. It promotes professional
standards and ethics for conserving, managing, understanding and
promoting enjoyment of heritage.
of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)
The IHBC is the professional
institute which represents conservation professionals in the public
and private sectors in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The first web-based interactive map to bring
together geographic information on key environmental schemes and
designations in one place.
The National Trust works to preserve and
protect the coastline, countryside and buildings of England, Wales
and Northern Ireland. It protects and opens to the public
over 300 historic houses and gardens and 49 industrial monuments and
mills. It also looks after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland,
downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature
reserves and villages.
The National Monuments Record
The NMR is the public archive
of English Heritage. The archive holds over 10 million historic
photographs, architectural and archaeological reports, plans and
other items related to the historic environment of the whole of England.
AccesS to the Index of archaeological investigationS
The overall aim of the OASIS project is to provide
an online index to the mass of archaeological grey literature that
has been produced as a result of the advent of large-scale developer
funded fieldwork. As part of this overall vision, the OASIS data
capture form has been designed to help in the flow of information
from data producers, such as contracting units, through to local and
national data managers, such as SMRs and NMRs.
The PAS is a voluntary scheme to record
archaeological objects found by members of the public in England
The Twentieth Century Society: The Twentieth Century Society
exists to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in
Britain from 1914 onwards.
Royal Cornwall Museum
The RCM is the main repository for archaeology in Cornwall and the
distinctive collections contain material from prehistoric to
Society for the
Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB): The Society is the largest and
oldest national pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay,
demolition and damage.
A Vision of
Britain Through Time
A vision of Britain between 1801 and
2001. Including maps, statistical trends and historical
Victoria County History
Founded in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the VCH
is an encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from
earliest times to the present day.
The Victorian Society: The Victorian Society is
the national society responsible for the study and protection of Victorian
and Edwardian architecture and other arts.
Heritage Site of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
Find out about the remarkable advent and impact of deep hard rock
mining in Cornwall and west Devon between 1750 - 1914 and discover
more about the landscapes and sites of international significance.