The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Monday, May 30, 2011

National Heritage List for England

I just wanted you to note that English Heritage have just published their National Heritage List for England - and it is fully searchable online. It includes listed buildings, scheduled monuments, registered parks and gardens...the list goes on.

I'm a little disturbed, however, about the apparent lack of buildings and sites registered in the City of Leicester. I think some nominating may need to occur! We can't only have two sites...

We've a wonderful amount of heritage in this country. If resources such as this can help make people aware of those obscure ones, hidden just around the corner from their homes, then as far as I'm concerned, this is all to the good.

4 comments:

Amy said...

According to the search I did there's several hundred listed buildings in Leicester. Perhaps the site is a bit buggy?

CatR said...

If you use the map search it definitely brings up more than 2 for the city of Leicester - don't know why this is, but I had to do it for some places in Manchester that I *knew* were listed but weren't coming up in text searches.

It's an absolutely fantastic tool and seems quite straightforward to use, am glad they published it!

Mike Simpson said...

Search again! You should go to Advanced Search then Location Search and choose 'City of Leicester' from the 'Unitary Authority/Borough' menu (we're under C, not L).

This returns 408 results, including the Fielding Johnson Building. Choosing Leicestershire from the County menu gives another 1,000+ results in the county.

Jenny said...

Thanks guys - perhaps there was a bug whilst I was using it, or I'm just silly!