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Welcome to the new PastScape

Discover England's archaeological and architectural heritage.

PastScape is a quick and easy way to search nearly 400,000 records held in our national historic environment database. You'll find information on archaeological, architectural and maritime sites.

Features include:
  • Descriptions of sites or buildings and the sources of information used to compile them.
  • Pictures (where available).
  • Basic details of investigations into the heritage, such as surveys or excavations.
  • Links to maps, satellite images and other websites which we think might interest you.
(Quick Search?)
For simple key word searches.  

Advanced Search
To build more complex queries using fields such as address, monument type and date, or to search on record numbering schemes, use the Advanced Search.

Location Search
To search using a map or to search by postcode, National Grid reference or for maritime sites, latitude and longitude, use the Location Search.


Register now for your Heritage Passport giving you bonus features such as downloads of screensavers, wallpapers and e-postcards. You’ll also be able to save your searches. It’s free and easy to complete.

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The information used in our search results was last updated on 23rd September 2014.
The Quincentenary of Trinity House
The Quincentenary of Trinity House more...
Women's Hospitals
Women's Hospitals more...
Brutalist Architecture: Brutal or Beautiful?
Brutalist Architecture: Brutal or Beautiful? more...
Heritage at Risk
Heritage at Risk more...
Heritage Open Days 2013
Heritage Open Days 2013 more...
150 years of The Football Association
150 years of The Football Association more...
The Ancient Monuments Act 1913
The Ancient Monuments Act 1913 more...
Model Farms
Model Farms more...
The information used in our search results was last updated on 23rd September 2014.