A new website launched in Notts heralds an ‘Aladdin’s Cave for archaeologists, researchers and students’.
Nottinghamshire County Council has launched a new Historic Area Register (HER) website dedicated to the thousands of historic sites in Nottinghamshire.
The new website, https://her.nottinghamshire.gov.ukIt provides access to an extensive database of heritage sites, earthworks, historic buildings and archaeological finds that comprise the county’s rich and diverse historic areas.
Features in the 25,000 data entries range from single chance finds like Roman coins to large sites like WWII airfields. The site contains records of designated heritage properties such as listed buildings, scheduled monuments and registered parks and gardens, as well as undesignated properties such as other historic buildings and structures, archaeological sites and historic landscapes.
Thousands of records are waiting to be discovered, including a small Roman fort at Scaftworth in Nottinghamshire and a new high-resolution scan of Sherwood Forest.
Website visitors are encouraged to explore the range of resources available using the search tools and map window. This includes George Sanderson’s 1835 map of twenty miles of the country around Mansfield, an aerial satellite map, an OS map and two high-resolution lidar models. Surveys and excavation reports, plans, publications, and a collection of aerial and ground photographs are also available to browse online.
The county council’s Interim Services Director of Places and Communities, Mark Walker, said: “The Historic Area Register website is an Aladdin’s Cave for archaeologists, researchers, students, schools and local groups looking to learn more about the history of their area.
“The website is regularly updated with news on exciting archaeological and historic building projects taking place in the county, along with discoveries, photos, volunteer opportunities and stories that help connect people to where they live.
“We hope people will be inspired to find out more and enjoy delving into the fascinating history of our county. “
The website is not a substitute for official plans or commercial searches. These still need to be processed through Nottinghamshire Historic Environment Record Office.
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