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TOPICAL LINKS

A MAJOR NEW RESEARCH PROJECT FOR BOSWORTH BATTLEFIELD

Read press reports in:

BATTLEFIELDS TRUST REGIONAL PAGES

To visit the web pages of the London & South East Branch of the Trust CLICK HERE

VISITING BATTLEFIELDS

  • Battlefields walks from the Battlefields Trust
    The Trust runs a wide range of battlefield walks throughout the country.
  • Battlefield Hikes
    A programme of battlefield walks organised by English Heritage. Search on their Events programme for Battlefield Hikes on the English Heritage website.
  • Guild of Battlefield Guides
    This is an organisation of accredited professional and amateur guides. The Guild has members with knowledge and expertise of most, if not all battlefields across the UK and further afield.
  • Open Access Information
    The Countryside Agency's excellent, easy to use interactive mapping system showing open access land across the country on an OS Explorer map background.
  • DEFRA Access Information
    Information on access to private land made possible through the agri-environment schemes. Not such a user friendly system, but still worth checking.
  • Tourist Information Centres
    To search for the nearest TIC to a particular battlefield.

VISITOR CENTRES ON BATTLEFIELDS

OTHER SITES OF MILITARY INTEREST

  • English Heritage
    English Heritage manage a wide range of site of military interest, including the battlefield of Hastings at Battle.
  • The National Trust
    They manage a range of historic sites of military interest, including the whole of the Maldon battlefield and the Falkland memorial on the battlefield at Newbury, though neither appear to be listed on their website!
  • National Trust for Scotland
    The National Trust for Scotland manages several important Scottish battlefields as well as other sites of military interest.
  • Battlefield Britain
    A major BBC TV series on British battlefields broadcast in 2004

MUSEUMS

BATTLEFIELD CONSERVATION

  • English Heritage
    English Heritage are responsible for the maintenance of the Register of Historic Battlefields.
  • Historic Scotland
    Historic Scotland are the organisation with national responsibility for the conservation of battlefields in Scotland. The Trust will be working closely with them from autumn 2004 onwards to define the Scottish battlefield resource.
  • CADW
    CADW is the organisation with national responsibility for the conservation of battlefields in Wales.
  • Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers (ALGAO) 
    Much of the day to management responsibility for battlefields in England rests with the local archaeological curators in the relevant County, District or Unitary Authorities. To find the contact details for these key curatorial staff visit the ALGAO website.
  • MAGIC
    Interactive mapping providing information on key environmental schemes and designations including the Battlefields Register and other heritage designations. An invaluable conservation resource.
  • American Battlefields Preservation Programme
    In the USA battlefield conservation is given a far higher priority than in the UK.

RESEARCHING BATTLEFIELDS

  • Modern Ordnance Survey Maps
    Information about Ordnance Survey maps and free downloads of extracts from the Explorer and Landranger mapping.
  • Historic Ordnance Survey Maps
    Download copies of the late 19th century six inch scale Ordnance Survey maps for any part of the country. An essential resource for most battlefield research.

PRIMARY SOURCES

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

  • COPAC Bibliographic search
    By far the most effective search engine for books, articles and other written material on battlefields is through COPAC. This provides free access to the merged online catalogues of 24 major university research libraries in the UK and Ireland plus the British Library & the National Library of Scotland.
  • RHS Bibliography
    To search for articles in historical journals then try The Royal Historical Society bibliography.

BATTLEFIELD ARCHAEOLOGY

  • CAIRN: Conflict Archaeology International Research Network
    This group brings together battlefield archaeologists from around the world. Members organise a Fields of Conflict conference every two years (Glasgow, 2000; Finland, 2002; Nashville, 2004; forthcoming: Leeds, 2006).If you are involved in original research into the archaeology of battlefields in the UK or elsewhere then the members of CAIRN would like to hear from you.
  • Finds Liaison Officers
    The Portable Antiquities Scheme is now running on a national scale and there is a Finds Liaison Officer for every part of England who can provide specialist advice on artefacts of all kinds, including battlefield archaeology.
    To find the contact details for your local Finds Liaison Officer CLICK HERE
  • National Council for Metal Detecting
    The NCMD promotes responsible metal detecting and supports the extension of statutory protection to Registered Battlefield. Members of the NCMD are working with the Battlefields Trust on the Edgehill battlefield survey.
  • Britarch
    The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) gateway to British archaeology online.
  • Historic Environment Records
    Historic Environment Records (HERs) or Sites and Monuments Records (SMRs) as they used to be known, exist for every part of the UK. Together with the National Monument Record, they are usually the first and most important starting point for any archaeological research project. A full listing for England will be found on the Specialist Services pages of the Resources and Galleries section (National Monuments Record) on the English Heritage website CLICK HERE
  • Historic Environment Information Resources Network (HEIRNET)
    This identifies and provides links to many other relevant archaeological and related resources across the UK.
  • Archaeology Data Service
    To search a wide range of online archaeological data.

RE-ENACTMENT

There are many such organisations too numerous to mention here but the most significant include:

OTHER RELATED SOCIETIES

BATTLEFIELD ACCOMODATION

  • Historic UK
    The History and Heritage Accommodation Guide


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