The information on PastScape is derived from the National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) which holds records on the architectural and archaeological heritage of England.

The NRHE contains over 420,000 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 – The National Record of the Historic Environment.

Historic Environment Scotland

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) and Historic Scotland merged in 2015 to become Historic Environment Scotland. Collections have been developing since the organisation was established in 1908. From the earliest years, staff prepared drawings or took photographs and people regularly gifted material to help with the creation of the ‘inventory’ of monuments. RCAHMS now holds over 5 million drawings, photographs, negatives and manuscripts relating to Scotland’s archaeology, buildings and maritime heritage, and, through the National Collection of Aerial Photography, over 20 million aerial images of locations around the world.

Historic Environment Scotland

Sub Brit

Subterranea Britannica is a UK-based society for all those interested in man-made and man-used underground structures and space. Founded in 1974, the society has grown to over a thousand members. Our interests cover all manner of underground sites, from Neolithic flint mines to nuclear bunkers. Some can be easily visited, others require more specialist training or equipment; some, sadly, no longer exist.

IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford is Britain’s best-preserved Second World War airfield, with a fascinating history that dates back to the First World War. Its story reflects the landmark achievements made in aviation history.

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

The Museum provides a focal point for the heritage associated with the air defence of the United Kingdom and in particular all elements of the command and control (C²) organisation associated with it. This once secret world has a substantial amount to offer the general public so why not visit us for a great day out? Over 6,000 a year do!


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