Internet Resources

Below are links to some useful resources for researching buildings

Internet Databases

  • Building Archaeology Research Database (BARD) – provides an easy-to-use method for recording the key features in buildings, and helps to date the construction of a building.
  • Images of England at (you need to register to allow advanced searches). This contains a photographic library of England’s listed buildings, recorded at the turn of the 21st century. You can view over 300,000 images of England’s built heritage.
  • Dendrochronology Database at (you will need to register with the Archaeology Data Service to use this database). Alternatively, summary tables of tree-ring dated buildings in England are available at:

On-line maps & photos

Know Your Place at A digital heritage mapping resource to help you to explore your neighbourhood online through historic maps, photo collections. Users can also add information about your local area.

British Historic Towns Atlas at

Gloucestershire Archives at

Commissioning Local Research

Gloucestershire House Histories – a bespoke house history research service, researching local and family history in Gloucestershire.

Local History Groups

Gloucestershire Local History Society

Tewkesbury Historical Society

Newent Local History Society

Gloucestershire Local History Association – includes representatives from many local history societies in the county, the county record office and local studies centres, and meets quarterly to discuss matters relating to local history in Gloucestershire.

National Organisations

Building Research