Historic Interest

A significant historical association of local or national note, including links to acknowledged important figures or events, for example landowner, commemorative event, charity, ecclesiastical or other community group or former resident.  Social and communal interest has special value in local listing as it provides meaning for communities derived from collective experience of a place and can symbolise wider values such as faith and cultural identity.  It therefore relates to places perceived as a source of local identity, distinctiveness, social interaction and coherence, contributing to the ‘collective memory’ of a place.

Consider when making a nomination:

  • Does the asset have physical evidence which links it with a significant historical association? For example, a Coat of arms, initials of landowner or commemoration plaque
  • What documentary evidence is there that links it to the historical association? This may be available from previous investigation or archival records. It may be in the form of contemporary or historic written, drawn or photographic records. Include references if you have them.

Guidance on how to research a heritage asset can be found here