A suite of 40 'Introductions to Heritage Assets' are now available offering more detailed overviews of different categories of archaeological asset.
What are 'Introductions to Heritage Assets'?
The 40 'Introductions to Heritage Assets' is a range of guidance documents for archaeological assets.
They provide a slightly more detailed overview of archaeological assets and will complement the scheduling selection guides when these are available.
Knowledge of England's rich and varied archaeological past - from rock art to early artillery fortifications - has developed rapidly over the last 30 years. The illustrated 'Introductions to Heritage Assets' set out our current understanding, and describe the character, distribution and date, as well as current interpretations of use and function.
A further reading list provides guidance to the key literature of the subject.
English Heritage has produced guidance for a range of individual building types (the 'Listing Selection guidelines') and will produce further guidance on designed landscapes, battlefields and marine assets. However, only for archaeology have we produced a comprehensive overview.