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About PastScape

The information on PastScape is derived from the English Heritage Archive database which holds records on the architectural and archaeological heritage of England. The English Heritage Archive is the public archive of English Heritage.

This historic environment database contains nearly 400,000 records of archaeological sites and buildings in England and its territorial waters. The record is very broad in scope and contains information on sites dating from prehistoric times to the modern period, from finds of early stone tools to contemporary architecture, from Roman roads to disused railways and 19th century shipwrecks.

PastScape provides access to basic site details and investigation history and sources, but more information about related archives is available from the NMR Enquiry and Research Services Team.

The results may include images from the Images of England project and from ViewFinder (where available), and also text relating to different time periods and the types of monument within them.

PastScape also offers web links to historic and modern maps and aerial photographs courtesy of