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18th Oct 2011, 11:20 Heritage, Localism and the Big Society
This year’s Heritage Counts report, prepared by English Heritage on behalf of the heritage sector, shows how individuals, private businesses, local groups and national heritage organisations are working with the public sector to provide a voice for local communities and to promote the understanding and care of our heritage, as well as securing the future of historic buildings and places themselves.more


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  • PDFThe Maintenance and Repair of Traditional Farm Buildings: A Guide to Good Practice (3893 Kb)
    Farmsteads and buildings are as important to the character of the countryside as the pattern of fields and boundaries associated with them. Together they help to create local identity and sense of place. Traditional farm buildings provide tangible evidence of local history and forgotten skills. Retaining such buildings matters because their history tells us of past practices, technology, innovation and achievements.

  • PDFThe Setting of Heritage Assets (2049 Kb)
    The significance of a heritage asset derives not only from its physical presence and historic fabric but also from its setting – the surroundings in which it is experienced. The careful management of change within the surroundings of heritage assets therefore makes an important contribution to the quality of the places in which we live.

  • PDFStopping the Rot: A Guide to Enforcement Action to Save Historic Buildings (1072 Kb)
    Historic buildings matter. As well as connecting us to our shared past they add character to our villages, streets, towns and cities. On the whole they are well-cared for by their owners and continue to provide us with places to live, work, learn, visit and enjoyourselves. They add uniqueness, character and a sense of place to our lives.