Useful links: Historic environment

Local History Library and Archives

Our extensive library collections cover a vast range of popular subjects such as housing, health and immigration, and include thousands of photographs and press cuttings as well as rare publications

For more information go to the Local History Library and Archives page.

External bodies and resources 

Historic England (formerly English Heritage)
A public body that looks after England’s historic environment. They champion and protect historic places, and help people to understand, value and care for them.

British History Online
A digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a focus on the period between 1300 and 1800.

National amenity societies and charities 

National amenity societies and charities also provide useful information about the protection and care of the historic environment. These include: