West Berkshire Council

The Heritage in West Berkshire Report

The work being done to highlight, promote and understand heritage assets in our parishes (2015)

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Heritage in West Berkshire report - Front page

The wealth of historic environment features in our District, and how they are protected and promoted, are explained in the Heritage in West Berkshire report.

Getting a copy of the report

You can pdf icon download the Heritage in West Berkshire Report [5Mb] for free.

Copies of the report have also been sent to parish councils, and local history and archaeology societies.

What's in the report?

The report includes:

  • information about the Designated heritage assets within West Berkshire's 63 parishes in 2015 
    (heritage assets are defined in the National Planning Policy Framework [2021: 67] as 'a building, monument, site, place, area or landscape identified as having a degree of significance meriting consideration in planning decisions, because of its heritage interest. Heritage assets include designated heritage assets and assets identified by the local planning authority [including local listing].')
  • photographs from each of these parishes of some of the many buildings, sites, landscapes and finds of interest
  • news of our work at Shaw HouseWest Berkshire Museum, and within our Archaeology and Conservation teams
  • recent discoveries from our partners at the Berkshire Record Office and the Portable Antiquities Scheme
  • updates on national projects undertaken within our area
  • the contact details and recent activities of 30 community groups and societies engaging with local history and archaeology
  • a progress report on the pdf icon West Berkshire Historic Environment Action Plan (HEAP) [4Mb]
  • summaries of over 80 archaeological investigations carried out in West Berkshire between 2010 and 2015, and news of important recent research by individuals


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