Social and Communal Value

"Value deriving from the meanings of a place for the people who relate to it, or for whom it figures in their collective experience or memory.”

Historic England

Social and communal value is reflected in assets that are of value to a particular community, residential group, commercial group, historical group, religious group or interest group. As well as standing structures this may include plaques, monuments, landscapes and open areas. This may be a special place that groups gather, or an asset or landscape that plays an important role in the history of that group.

Ask yourself……

  • Is the asset important to a particular community?
  • Was the asset historically linked to a particular community?
  • Is the asset linked to the social history of a particular community or social movement?