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North West England

Revealing Cheshires Past

An accessible version of the Cheshire HER. It is fast and easy to use, but has no mapping.

Historic Environment Record Online (Cumbria)

The site does not include scheduled monuments or listed buildings, just everything else!

At the time of writing, Cheshire, Cumbria, Lake District, Merseyside HERs are all available to consult via Heritage Gateway

Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Transactions

All editions of the Journal of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and e Archaeological society from 1870 to 2006 are now available on ADS.  More recent editions become available ten years from publication.

Lake District HER

Very basic data from the Lake District HER have been incorporated into Archsearch (ADS).

The Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

Their own website contains the excellent facility to search all past journals. Best of all, articles 150 years of material from 1848 to 1999 can be downloaded and printed. Because of the mammoth amounbt of material, searching is slow but it’s worth it!

Cheshire Image Bank

20,000 images have been digitised and are available to search on this excellent resource from the two Cheshire councils. They are mainly old photographs, however there are also maps, drawings and diagrams

Lancashire, Old Maps

A wide variety of digitised maps, from Gough to Ordnance Survey.

Lancashire, Mario (GIS)

Modern mapping with various council related layers, including a Historic Information layer, although it doesn’t incorporate the HER.