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Online Resources

Online ResourcesWe hold many databases of information online which you can search from the comfort of your own home. As well as lots of photographic databases which can be found in Photo Collections. Our Pastscape website houses an inventory of archaeological sites and historic buildings in England. You can also visit our public search room at the National Monuments Record (NMR) in Swindon.

Anglo-American Heritage

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English buildings associated with America

Slave Trade and Abolition

Slave Trade
An overview of the houses, docks, graves, plaques and memorials from this complex period of history.

Women's History

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How the historic environment reveals women’s history

Images of England

Photographs of a castle, phone box and historic bridge
A photographic record of England's 370,000 listed buildings.


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An inventory of archaeological sites and historic buildings in England.


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A browsable picture library of historic images from the NMR archive.

Geophysical Survey Database

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A Catalogue of geophysical surveys undertaken by the EH Centre for Archaeology.

Stained Glass

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The CVMA is an international research project dedicated to the publication of medieval stained glass.


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A portal for Historic Environment Information Resources, which allows cross-searching of a wide range of databases.

Access to Archives

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Access to Archives is a nation-wide initative to make archives catalogues available online.


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The Environmental Archaeology Bibliography (EAB) is a compilation of bibliographic references to published reports on environmental archaeology.

Archaeology Data Service

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Indexes to archaeology fieldwork in England, and excavation archives held on microfiche at the NMR.

Explore England's Past

England's Past for Everyone
A key output of England’s Past for Everyone (EPE), a project run by the Victoria County History at the Institute of Historical Research.