The Council for British Archaeology is the principal UK-wide non-governmental organisation that promotes knowledge, appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Individual members receive a welcome pack, automatic membership of a CBA region, bi-monthly copies of the ‘British Archaeology’ magazine including ‘CBA Briefing’, and other benefits.
The English Heritage teams at Fort Cumberland are part of the wider EH Research and Standards Group. They comprise the Archaeological Projects, Archaeological Science, and Maritime Teams, together with Graphics, Archaeological Archives, Archaeological Information Systems, and Admin Teams.
Ordnance Survey is the National Mapping Agency for Great Britain. We have just rebuilt the Historical Mapping pages on our website. Our Historical Mapping Archive holds approximately 500,000 original maps, dating back to the early 19th century. They cover most towns and villages in Great Britain and our historical researchers will be happy to identify [...]
CADW (which is the Welsh for ‘To keep’) is the historic environment division of the Welsh Assembly Government. It is responsible for protecting, conserving and promoting ancient monuments and historic buildings in Wales.
The National Monuments record is the public archive of English Heritage. The collection contains over 8 million photos covering all parts of England and includes images of historic buildings and archaeological sites from the ground and from the air. Thousands of plans, drawings and reports are also held. Online resources and a range of search [...]
An executive Agency within the Scottish Office responsible for administering legislation, looking after monuments in State care, rescue archaeology and AM & HB grants
Records and interprets the archaeological sites, monuments and buildings of Scotland’s past and promotes a greater appreciation of their value through the National Monuments Record of Scotland (NMRS), the national archive of the Scottish built environment. The website includes access to the searchable database of the NMRS, giving information on Scottish sites and an index [...]
Curators for Northern Ireland to record, protect and promote the built heritage. Maintains a computerised Sites and Monuments Record. Provides statutory regulation and enforcement, advice on planning, and grant aid. Carries out surveys, excavations and recording of monuments and buildings.
The statutory adviser to government departments and local authorities on archaeological issues. Responsible for research frameworks and standards in English archaeology.
Free information sheets available. Titles: Getting Started in Archaeology; Archaeology in Higher Education; A Job in Archaeology; Training in Archaeological Science.
Archaeological survey projects at Patterson’s Spade Mill Co Antrim (April 2005) and Blockhouse Island, Co Down (August 2005) latter survey and excavation of late 16th/early 17th century Artillery Font
Maintains the database of archaeological sites, historic buildings, and maritime sites in Wales. The National Monuments Record of Wales is open daily for public reference. Supplies authoritative information for government, corporate bodies and the general public.
Five full-time permanent archaeologists act as curators for properties of the National Trust for Scotland, providing cultural resource management. Runs training excavations and surveys, and provides training for some long-term volunteers.