8 Images of a Frosted England

Baby, it’s cold outside! Our Archive collection of over 9 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, NorthRead more

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

This year we’ve been demystifying Listing, talking about the importance of public art, and exploring LGBTQ history, among many other topics. In case you missed them, here’s a recap of the most-read blog posts of this year. Let us know in the comments what you’d like to see on Heritage Calling in 2017. 1. 7 Buildings to Mark the Brontë Bicentenary   From the buildings that inspired her first novel Jane Eyre, to the house where she contracted a fatal illness, hereRead more

Discovered by Disaster: 6 Astounding Archaeological Finds from Environmental Change

Those of us working with the past can occasionally be viewed as stuck in it, not wanting things to change, but actually for archaeologists change is our bread and butter. We are obsessed with how, and why, people and their places have changed through time. Sometimes dramatic changes in the environment can lead to particularly exciting discoveries. Here are 6 of the best archaeological discoveries as a result of environmental change: 1. The Oldest Archaeology in Britain, East Anglia For manyRead more

Oceanic Climate Change and Underwater Archaeology

Mark Dunkley is a marine archaeologist within English Heritage’s Designation Department and is responsible for the protection of underwater archaeological sites. His work is receiving international interest for developing new and innovative ways to conserve and manage these fragile remains.  The identification of major environmental threats to cultural heritage and the built environment has been one of the core strands of our National Heritage Protection Plan with work already begun to assess the potential effects of climate change on theRead more