Below are links to some useful resources for researching buildings
- 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 http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk (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 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/ (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: http://www.vag.org.uk/dendro-tables/index.htm
On-line maps & photos
Know Your Place at http://www.kypwest.org.uk/ 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 http://www.historictownsatlas.org.uk/
Gloucestershire Archives at https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/archives/
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 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.
- Worcestershire Farmsteads Project
- English Heritage – Standardisation of listing terms index
- Timber-framed buildings and roofs
- Researching Historic Buildings in the British Isles
- Understanding Historic Buildings: A Guide to Good Recording Practice by English Heritage 2006 (Available for download in three parts, Part 2 includes the drawing conventions)
- Strategic Stone Study: gloucestershire_building_stone_atlas, By English Heritage 2011