Monday, 4 October 2010

England's Heritage Gateway

English Heritage and its partners have a Heritage Gateway providing integrated access to local and national heritage information resources.

Current national datasets include:

  • Listed Buildings Online the List of buildings of architectural or historic interest online
  • Images of England – contemporary colour photographs of England’s Listed Buildings
  • PastScape – information about England’s archaeological and architectural heritage
  • ViewFinder – historic photographs of England
  • NMR Excavation Index – a guide to the archaeological excavations and interventions carried out in England
  • Parks & Gardens UK - information on historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes
Local Authority Historic Environment Records are also adding their data to the Heritage Gateway.  These currently include:

  • Bedfordshire HER & Luton SMR
  • Buckinghamshire HER 
  • Cambridgeshire HER
  • Canterbury UAD 
  • Cheshire HER
  • City of York HER
  • Colchester UAD
  • Cornwall and Scilly HER
  • Dartmoor National Park HER
  • Derbyshire HER
  • Devon HER
  • Dorset HER
  • East Sussex HER
  • Essex HER
  • Exmoor National Park HER
  • Herefordshire SMR
  • Hertfordshire HER & St Albans UAD 
  • Lake District HER 
  • Leicestershire & Rutland HER 
  • Lincolnshire HER
  • Milton Keynes HER 
  • Norfolk HER
  • North Yorkshire HER
  • Shropshire HER
  • Somerset HER
  • South Gloucestershire HER
  • Southampton HER
  • Staffordshire HER
  • Suffolk SMR
  • Tyne & Wear HER (SiteLines)
  • Warwickshire HER
  • Winchester HER & Winchester UAD  

I was interested to find listed WW2 era military facilities from around my home town of Great Yarmouth which I remember as somewhat ominous deserted structures in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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