Baby, it’s cold outside!
Our Archive collection of over 13 million images is a window into the history of England’s archaeology, historic buildings and social history. You can use the archive to learn about your local area, and research well known historic buildings and sites. We hold some of the earliest photography ever taken.
Keep warm this winter with our pick of 8 archive images of the historic environment covered in a blanket of snow:
1. Rievaulx Abbey, Ryedale, North Yorkshire
2. Highgate Cemetery, London
The resting place of many famous residents and the home of some of the finest funerary architecture in the country, Highgate Cemetery is Grade I listed on the Register of Parks and Gardens.
3. Roborough Castle, North Devon, Exmoor
This near circular mound is an Iron age enclosure or hill fort: the remains of a prehistoric camp. The mound is 4 metres high and is protected as a scheduled monument.
4. Silbury Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire
Part of the Avebury World Heritage Site, the purpose of the largest man-made mound in Europe remains unknown. It was probably completed around 2400 BC and is a scheduled monument.
5. Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Grade I listed Stokesay Castle, the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England, looks evermore striking against a stark white backdrop.
6. Kilburn White Horse, on the edge of the North York Moors
Unlike the famous chalk figures it was inspired by, the Kilburn White Horse was in fact cut into Limestone and artificially whitened. During World War II the Horse had to be covered to stop it becoming a target for German bombers.
7. Peveril Castle, Castleton, Derbyshire
Standing high above the village of Castleton in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District, Peveril Castle is one of England’s earliest Norman fortresses and is Grade I listed.
8. Three round barrows, North Yorkshire.
These prehistoric funerary monuments are likely only visible from the air and are protected as a scheduled monument.
- Search for more seasonal images of your local heritage at the Historic England Archive.
- Keep Warm this Winter – Guidance on how to Improve your home’s energy efficiency without losing its historic character.