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1 Where can I find historical and archaeological information?

This gazetteer of resources is a guide to material you will want to look at if you are doing a history or archaeology project, or a more focussed Village Appraisal or Design Statement. It will be a useful reminder of which institutions to go to find certain types of source. Of course, an obvious place to start is your local museum or library.

 

Read down the table from the headings below to find out which sources will be useful to consult for each type of project. At the bottom there are suggestions of which institutions would be best to consult in each case, in order of relevant information held.

 

Click on any text in red to find out more about doing that kind of project, more about the source and what it can be useful for or more about what the institution has in their collections.

 

Sources you might like to consult

Archaeological project

Landscape study

Building history

Local history

Village Design Statement

Oral history

Family history

Military history

Primary documentary sources

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Secondary documentary sources

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Yes

Historic maps

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Yes

Archaeological artefacts

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Records of archaeological monuments

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Yes

Historic Landscape Characterisation

Yes

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Aerial photographs

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

Historic photographs

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Places to go, in order of importance

Historic Environment Record

 

Historic Environment Record

Centre for Bucks Studies

Centre for Bucks Studies

Historic Environment Record

Centre for Bucks Studies

Centre for Bucks Studies

Centre for Bucks Studies

 

Centre for Bucks Studies

Centre for Bucks Studies

Historic Environment Record

Historic Environment Record

Centre for Bucks Studies

 

 

Historic Environment Record

 

Bucks County Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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