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Heritage Counts in the North West

This year the North West Historic Environment forum decided not to publish a regional report. However, North West local area data is available on the Local Authority Profile page.

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.

The Boy Scout memorial on the right shows a statue of a boy standing to attention. On the left is the town war memorial consisting of a cross.
The Boy Scout memorial in Nelson, Lancashire, with the town war memorial in the background © Historic England

Historic environment indicators

The Heritage Counts indicators for the North West 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 West are available here:

Previous reports

  • Not produced in 2014

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Karl Creaser

Principal Local Engagement Adviser, North West

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