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Access to Archives
Access to Archives is a nation-wide initative to make archives catalogues available online.
Archaeology Data Service
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
Architectural Heritage Fund
Helping voluntary and community organisations to regenerate historic buildings.
Architecture Centre Network
The Architecture Centre Network is the independent body representing the 21 centres for architecture and the built environment across the UK.
Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers
ALGAO provides a forum representing archaeologists working for local authorities and national parks throughout England and Wales. Its members are senior professional archaeologists employed by local authorities to provide advice on archaeological conservation and management.


BBC Restoration Campaign Pack
Contains a step-by-step Restoration Campaign Pack and information on courses.
British Urban Regeneration Association
Promoting Best Practice in Regeneration.


Working for better public spaces in our towns and cities.
Centre for Accessible Environments
The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) is an information provider and a forum for collaborative dialogue between providers and users on how the built environment can best be made or modified to achieve inclusion by design.
Centre for Sustainability (C4S)
TRL’s Centre for Sustainability (C4S) provides a co-ordinated approach to clients needs relating to sustainable development by integrating the four pillars of sustainability. Through it's 400 specialists in TRL and Viridis, C4S provides research advice and creative solutions in the transport and built environment.
Church of England Church Care
A 'one-stop shop' for anyone involved in the running of a church.
Churches Conservation Trust
The Churches Conservation Trust was set up to care for Church of England churches no longer needed for parish use.
CITB-ConstructionSkills provides assistance in all aspects of recruiting, training and qualifying the construction workforce. They also work with partners in industry and government to improve the competitiveness of the industry as a whole.
Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
CABE is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body inspiring people to demand more from their buildings and spaces.

CLG is the successor department to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM). It is an expanded department with a powerful new remit to promote community cohesion and equality, as well as responsibility for housing, urban regeneration, planning and local government. It has responsibility for regeneration, neighbourhood renewal and local government (previously held by the ODPM). It also brings together responsibility for equality policy, including policy on race, faith, gender and sexual orientation.
Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA)
The Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (or CVMA) is an international research project dedicated to the publication of medieval stained glass.
Council for British Archaeology
Up to date information for British Archaeologists about new books, conferences, lectures, fieldwork opportunities, etc.
Country Parks
Funded by the Countryside Agency and managed by GreenSpace's Country Parks Network (CPN), this site provides a variety of resources and information to help practitioners develop, promote and manage their country parks.
Countryside Agency
The Countryside Agency is the statutory champion and watchdog working to make the quality of life better for people in the countryside.


The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is responsible for the UK's general compliance with the World Heritage Convention, and for nominating sites in England.

DCMS is responsible for Government policy on the arts, sport, the National Lottery, tourism, libraries, museums and galleries, broadcasting, film, the music industry, press freedom and regulation, licensing, gambling and the historic environment.
Department for Education and Skill
The Department for Education and Skills was established with the purpose of creating opportunity, releasing potential and achieving excellence for all.

Defra works for the essentials of life - food, air, land, water, people, animals and plants. Their remit is the pursuit of sustainable development - weaving together economic, social and environmental concerns.
Department for Transport
The Department for Transport's objective is to oversee the delivery of a reliable, safe and secure transport system that responds efficiently to the needs of individuals and business whilst safeguarding our environment.


English Heritage
English Heritage is the Government's statutory adviser on the historic environment. Officially known as the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, English Heritage is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
English Stone Forum
English Stone Forum
Environment Agency Geomatics Group
The leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales.
European Association of Archaeologists
The association of professional archaeologists in Europe and beyond.


Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group
FWAG exists to provide farmers, landowners and our other clients with the best opportunity for environmental gain through cost effective, quality solutions.
Finest Landscape Learning Network
If you are interested in the management of protected landscapes in the UK and elsewhere you could join the Finest Landscape Learning Network
Forestry Commission
The Forestry Commission is the Government Department responsible for forestry policy throughout Great Britain.
Forum on Information Standards in Heritage
The FISH site will be of interest to anyone involved in recording information about the historic environment.
Funds for Historic Buildings
This website is a comprehensive guide to funding for anyone seeking to repair, restore or convert for a new use any historic building in England and Wales


Geophysical Survey Database
A Catalogue of geophysical surveys undertaken by the EH Centre for Archaeology.
Getty Conservation Institute
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) works internationally to advance the field of conservation through scientific research, field projects, education and training, and the dissemination of information in various media.
Green Flag Award
The Green Flag Award scheme is the national standard for parks and green spaces across England and Wales. The award is managed by The Civic Trust on behalf of CABE Space.
Green Space
Green Space is an advocate for the economic, social and environmental benefits of better planned, designed and managed parks, gardens and green spaces.


Heritage Counts
An EH project to identify emerging trends in relation to our historic assets.
Heritage Gateway
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.
Heritage law
The Heritage law site contains law relating to the United Kingdom and other Countries in Europe, the European Union and International Treaties and obligations.

Heritage Link brings people together who care about our heritage to formulate policy, influence opinion and achieve change on issues of common concern. They act as a hub through which information is shared between members.
Heritage Lottery Fund
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) enables communities to celebrate, look after and learn more about our diverse heritage.

The Historic Chapels Trust (HCT) was established in 1993 to take into ownership redundant chapels and other places of worship in England which are of outstanding architectural and historic interest.
Historic Environment Information Resources (HEIRPORT)
A portal for Historic Environment Information Resources, which allows cross-searching of a wide range of databases.
Historic Environment Information Resources Network (HEIRNET)
HEIRNET enables access to Historic Environment Information Resources for conservation, research, learning and general interest.
Historic Gardens Foundation
The Historic Gardens Foundation is a non profit-making organisation set up in 1995 to link everyone concerned with the preservation, restoration and management of historic parks and gardens
Historic Houses Association
Assists private owners to maintain Britain's Historic Houses and Gardens for the benefit of the nation and future generations.
Historic Towns Forum
HTF explores the issues impacting on historic towns, offering support and guidance on conservation area management, traffic and visitor management, urban regeneration and design, and other planning issues.


Icon, the Institute of Conservation
UKIC is the professional body representing those who care for the country's cultural objects and heritage collections.
IDeA Knowledge
IDeA Knowledge delivers in-depth improvement news and examples of good practice from councils across England and Wales, and provides access to the IDeA’s range of tools and services.
Images of England
Images of England is a 'point in time' photographic library of England's built heritage, recorded at the turn of the 21st century by a network of volunteers. It includes over 323,000 colour images from listed buildings to bridges, phone boxes to toll booths, mile stones to gravestones. High resolution files are available from NMR Enquiry and Research Services.
info4local provides local authorities with quick and easy access to information from more than 65 government departments, agencies and public bodies. It is run by a group of seven departments, with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in the lead.
Institute of Field Archaeologists
IFA is the professional organisation for archaeologists in the United Kingdom.
Institute of Historic Building Conservation
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is the professional institute which represents conservation professionals in the public and private sectors in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Institution of Highways and Transportation
representing excellence in the environment of transport.
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
ICCROM aims at improving the quality of conservation practice as well as raising awareness about the importance of preserving cultural heritage.
International Council of Museums
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is an international organisation of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world's natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.
International Council on Monuments and Sites
ICOMOS is an international non-governmental organization of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites.


Landscape Character Network
The Landscape Character Network (LCN), formerly the Countryside Character Network (CCN), is an informal network, open to anyone who has an interest in Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) and its applications. Landscape Character Assessment is an important tool for enhancing local distinctiveness and promoting sustainable development.
Local Authorities World Heritage Forum
LAWHF is a forum of those Local Authorities responsible for a World Heritage Site in their area or seeking World Heritage status

The Local Government Association (LGA) represents the local authorities of England and Wales – a total of just under 500 authorities.
Local Government Websites in England and Wales
This site provides links to Web sites operated by or on behalf of elected local authorities in the United Kingdom. Over 450 Local Authorities are listed.
local authorities' gateway to national support


Multi-Agency Geographic Information for the Countryside (MAGIC)
MAGIC is a web-based interactive map that brings together information on key environmental schemes and designations in one place. MAGIC is a partnership project involving seven government organisations and the facility is available to anyone over the Internet.
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA)
The national development agency working for and on behalf of museums, libraries and archives and advising government on policy and priorities for the sector.


National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NAAONB) was formed in 1998 as an independent organisation to act on behalf of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in England and Wales.

This web site gives you access to information on traditional building craft skills, how to get a career in crafts, relevant qualifications and training courses, and advice for employers on training opportunities for employees.
National Monument Record
The NMR is English Heritage's public archive. It is a fantastic source for archaeology, buildings and aerial photographs of England.
National Trust
The Trust invests over £160m a year in the nation's environmental infrastructure and works with over 40,000 companies, including 2,000 specialist conservation businesses.
Natural England
Natural England works for people, places and nature to conserve and enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas.
Neighbourhood Renewal Unit
The Neighbourhood Renewal Unit (NRU) is responsible for overseeing the Government's comprehensive neighbourhood renewal strategy. A strategy that responds to local circumstances rather than directs everything from Whitehall.


OGC link
link to OGC website
English council web site index


Past Scape
An online resource developed by English Heritage's National Monuments Record (NMR), which provides an easy-to-use way to find information about many of England's ancient and historical sites, buildings and monuments

The Planning Advisory Service gives planners help in providing faster, fairer, more efficient and better quality services.
Planning Matters
This site was developed by the Royal Town Planning Institute to assist its users in handling their jobs effectively and in continuing their professional development.
Planning Officers Society
The POS represents the most senior professionals and managers of planning functions in the English Local Authorities. The Society's aim is to ensure that planning makes a major contribution to achieving sustainable developments.
Planning Portal
Planning Portal is the government's online service for planning. It is a one-stop-shop for planning information and services online.
Portable Antiquities Scheme
A voluntary scheme for the recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public.


Receiver of Wreck
Since 1993, the Receiver of Wreck has become a centralised function, dealing with all reports of wreck from around the UK. It is based within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency headquarters in Southampton, with assistance from Coastguard personnel around the coast.
Royal Society for Protection of Birds
The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all.


Save Britain's Heritage
SAVE campaigns for the retention and re-use of individual buildings and wider areas.
Stone Roofing Association
Information about sandstone and limestone roofs
Strategic Environmental Assessment Information Service
This website is supported by the Centre for Sustainability at TRL. The site seeks to provide a gateway to the latest information on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Sustainability Appraisal (SA) where applicable. It is aimed primarily at plan/programme authorities and others involved in implementing the requirements of the SEA Directive and UK Regulations.


The Battlefields Trust
The Battlefields Trust aims to save battlefields from destruction, provide activities and information, liase with local and national organisations and improve interpretation and presentation of battlefields.
The Church Buildings Council (formerly the Council for the Care of Churches)
The Council is a permanent commission of the Church of England's governing body, the General Synod. Its principal duty is to assist parishes to maintain their church buildings, contents and churchyards.
The Civic Trust
The Civic Trust was founded to foster high standards of planning and architecture in towns and cities.
The Conservation Register
The Conservation Register includes a searchable database of conservator-restorers from across the UK and Ireland. Also information and guidance on choosing and working with a conservator.

The Rural Development Programme for England 2007-2013
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
The Theatres Trust
As the National Advisory Public Body for Theatres, The Theatres Trust works with commercial, public, subsidised and voluntary sectors to secure a sustainable future for theatre buildings.
The Wildlife Trust
The Wildlife Trusts partnership is the UK's leading conservation charity dedicated to all wildlife.
Traditonal Building Skills Bursary Scheme
The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £900,000 to a partnership between English Heritage, The National Trust, Cadw, ConstructionSkills and the National Heritage Training Group to establish and deliver a £1.2 million Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme throughout England and Wales over the next 4 years until 2010.

TORC is an information service for anyone interested in courses and training in archaeology, from GCSE and A level courses through to specialised training for professional archaeologists.


ICOMOS is a non-governmental organisation whose mandate is the world's cultural heritage. Through its national committees worldwide, it provides a forum for professional dialogue. The UK Committee of ICOMOS was formed in 1965.
UNESCO World Heritage
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity .


A browsable picture library of historic images from the NMR archive. The Picture Gallery and Stories contain illustrations of the industrial age, social history, architecture and archaeology, dating from the 1840s to the present day.


War Memorials Trust
War Memorials Trust is the only charity working solely to protect and conserve the estimated 65,000 War Memorials in the UK. It provides information on a wide range of War Memorial issues as well as funding advice.
Wetland Archaeology & Environments Research Centre
Wetland Archaeology & Environments Research Centre (WAERC) located at Hull University

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