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Understanding Historic Buildings and Landscapes

Historic England produces technical advice on how to approach the understanding and recording of heritage assets to the best standard possible. This section provides an introduction to our technical guidance which covers:

Understanding Historic Buildings: A guide to good recording practice

This document provides clear, practical guidance on the ways in which the wealth of historical evidence embodied in buildings can be gathered and disseminated for the lasting benefit and enjoyment of all. Conventions for architectural survey drawing are presented and illustrated with case studies.

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Understanding the Archaeology of Landscapes: A guide to good recording practice

This document provides practical guidance on the recording, analysis and understanding of earthworks and other historic landscape features by non-intrusive archaeological survey and investigation.

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