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Historic England Publications

Historic England produces a wide variety of publications, which can be ordered from the online shop, along with a wide range of historical and general publications. An array of books for everyone, ranging from specialist titles on Conservation and Archaeology to Architecure for all English Heritage properites and sites

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Photographing Historic Buildings
This book looks at what motivates us to take photographs and at some of the methods of using the camera to do so successfully. It also examines some standards that should be applied to the photographs...


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England's Maritime Heritage from the air
England has a long and historic relationship with the sea. The source of a bountiful harvest of seafood that has sustained the population, it provides trade routes and a final line of defense against ...


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The Town House in Medieval and Early Modern Bristol
This study, covering the period c.1000 to c.1800, is of the medieval and early modern houses of Bristol, England’s second city in the later Middle Ages and again in the 18th century. Based partl...


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The Railway Goods Shed and Warehouse in England
Although railway companies typically realised higher revenues from transporting goods than passengers, the sheds and warehouses associated with goods transport have received relatively little attentio...


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Metric Survey Specifications for Cultural Heritage
Widely used by heritage professionals, when specifying survey work throughout the historic environment sector, and by academics researching building conservation, this is the specification for the Met...


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Neo-Georgian Architecture 1880-1970
Neo-Georgian design, which began with a revival of the Georgian ideals of symmetry and classical proportion in the late nineteenth century, has exerted a powerful and enduring influence on English-lan...


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Technology in the Country House
Visits to country houses are an important leisure pursuit throughout the British Isles, not just to appreciate their superb architecture, great paintings and elaborate furniture but also to experience...


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Lost England 1870-1930
Lost England is the most comprehensive visual history of late 19th and early 20th century England ever published. The book takes the reader on a journey through the great cities of Manchester, Liverpo...


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The Coventry Blitz of 14th November 1940 was a key event of the Second World War and in the growth of public consciousness of the destructive power of warfare. The medieval city, already undergoing ra...


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The Hoo Peninsula Landscape
The Hoo Peninsula is located on the north Kent coast 30 miles east of Central London. This book raises awareness of the positive contribution that the historic environment makes to the Hoo Peninsula b...


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The Country House
This book presents a series of conference papers exploring the material culture of the country house and its presentation to the public. There is an academic interest in the consumption practices of t...


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Ditherington Mill and the Industrial Revolution
Ditherington Mill in Shrewsbury is rightly celebrated as having the first iron-framed building in the world. Its highly innovative structure provided a fireproof environment for industrial processes a...


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Boston, Lincolnshire
This book examines the history of Boston in Lincolnshire as reflected in its buildings and townscape from medieval times to the present day. Boston has a position as an important market from mediev...


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Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland
Key Features Expanded and updated gazetteer and guide to sites of Jewish Heritage across Britain and Ireland Easy to use, covering more than 350 buildings and sites Packed with colour photog...


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The Stonehenge Landscape
Stonehenge is arguably the greatest prehistoric monument in western Europe; as a World Heritage Site it ranks in significance with such sites as the Acropolis of Athens, the Pyramids of Giza, Great Zi...


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The Historic Landscape of the Mendip Hills
Key Features A chronological look at the historic landscape of the Mendip Hills Explores both archaeological and architectural features in the landscape Richly illustrated with photographs, ...


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Licensed to Sell
This is a revised edition of English Heritage's widely acclaimed study of that great British institution, the public house. First published in 2004, this was described as the best history of the p...


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Stephen Dykes Bower
'Stephen Dykes Bower (1902-1993) was unique among twentieth century British architects as a sincere practitioner of Gothic design during the post-war period. He rejected modernism and continued tr...


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The English Railway Station
The railway station is one of England’s most distinctive and best-loved building-types. Yet over the past century the nation’s stations have often been overlooked or dismissed, and have su...


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Stonehenge in its Landscape
This volume represents a detailed discussion of the structural history of Stonehenge, arrived at by the integration of evidence from primary records of excavations carried out between 1901 and 1964. T...


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