Drawing, Plans and Documents

The English Heritage Archive holds major collections of archives and publications which describe various aspects of the historic environment and are of national importance. Below are examples of some of the types of archives we have.  

If you have a query about any of our holdings please contact Archive Services.

Nottingham County Court

Elevations and details showing proposed changes to Nottingham County Court, 1885.

Buildings Files

Information on over 70,000 individual buildings, comprising a combination of photographs, drawings, notes and reports from the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments for England (RCHME) and English Heritage fieldwork.

Measured Drawings

We hold over 56,000 architectural drawings, including plans, elevations, sketches and watercolours, deriving from the RCHME and other sources as well as many plans of English Heritage's own properties.

Survey notes

The original research material (notes, sketches and photographs) for RCHME inventory volumes.

Sales Particulars

Brochures advertising the sales of estate and properties across England from the late 19th and 20th centuries.