Assets which demonstrate significant historical association of local or national note. This can include direct or strongly established links with significant people or events. Social history and communal interest should also be considered. Historic interest can also be illustrative, for example through settlement patterns, archival or architectural interest.
Some historic assets may have been influential in the development of taste through reputation or references in literature.
Examples might include surviving workshops or factory buildings relating to the chair-making industry in High Wycombe; structures or bunkers associated with World War II or the Cold War, or a statue of a notable local figure.
- Does the asset have historical links with important local people, groups, events or social history?
- Does the asset have strong links with notable nationally or internationally important people or events?
- Does the asset demonstrate important transitions or historical development patterns?
- What supporting archival information is available on the building or site?
- Has the asset been influential in the development of taste through reputation or references in literature?