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Heritage Counts in the South West

Heritage Counts 2015 is the fourteenth annual survey of the state of the South West'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.

Archaeologists excavating a pit
Robinswood Hill Community Archaeological Dig summer 2015 © Gloucester City

Historic environment indicators

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

Previous reports

  • Not produced in 2014

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Liz Clare

Local Engagement Adviser, South West

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