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Heritage Counts in the North East

Heritage Counts 2015 is the fourteenth annual survey of the state of the North East of England's historic environment.

As in previous years, Heritage Counts provides a summary of historic environment indicators including an analysis of staffing levels, heritage at risk, planning applications and visitor, education and volunteering figures.

Three volunteers clearing scrub around an archaeological site in Northumberland National Park
Volunteers at an archaeological site in Northumberland National Park © Northumberland National Park Authority

Historic environment indicators

The Heritage Counts indicators for the North East can be found on the Indicators page and data is categorised into five spreadsheets:

  • Discovery, identification and understanding: Provides indicators on the scale and scope of the historic environment and assets
  • Constructive conservation and sustainable management: Includes indicators on the overall condition of the historic environment with indicators from the Heritage at Risk programme and data on managing the historic environment including planning statistics
  • Public engagement: Presents data on participation in heritage, heritage membership and volunteering in the sector
  • Capacity building: Indicators of heritage investments from private, public and voluntary sectors as well as the skills and capacity of the sector
  • Helping things to happen: Includes indicators of the importance of guardianship

Maps showing the distribution of designated heritage assets in the North East are available here:

Local area data is available on the Local Authority Profile page.

A tall stone tomb in Jesmond Cemetery
The tomb of Archibald Reed at Jesmond Cemetery © David Farrington, Historic England

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Nicola Harrison

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