Research and General Interest
Somerset Organisations with Interest for Young People

Societies of Some Other Regions


Research and General Interest

   - Council for British Archaeology - extensive site ranging across aspects of British Heritage
   - English Heritage
   - National Monuments Record - project to show photographs of 370,000 listed buildings
   - Archaeology Data Service, - promoting and disseminating digital resources in archaeology
   - The Architectural Heritage Fund - guide to funding available for rescuing and restoring historic buildings
   - Current Archaeology magazine
   - Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
   - Pisces Conservation Ltd, Lymington, produces a wide range of software and ebooks for ecologists and naturalists.
   - BBC Local History pages
   - Old Maps: search by place name for old OS maps
   - The Institute of Historic Building Conservation, with some very useful and practical guidance
   - The Society for Church Archaeology
   - Oxbow Book
   - Halsgrove Publishing
   - Donhead Publishing, more technical books about historic buildings
   - English Heritage: The National Heritage Collection




   - Somerset County Museums Service
   - Somerset's museums and collections, a page with information and links to museums across the county
   - Somerset Records Office
   - Somerset County Council's heritage front page, which leads to:
   - Somerset Historic Environment Record, a database of information on archaeological sites, monuments and buildings in Somerset

   - Somerset Public Library catalogue combined catalogue for Bath & NE Somerset, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire, plus a
     growing part of Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society's own library, and all of Glastonbury Antiquarian Society's.
   - Yeovil Archaeological and Local History Society, their new website with abundant news and information
   - Exmoor National Park
   - Southern Quantocks Archaeological Survey
   - Chard History Group
   - The Lopen Roman Mosaic - the story of its discovery
   - The Friends of Somerset County Museum, a charity that supports the museum's activities.
   - Somerset Geology, some interesting sites worth visiting
   - The Wildlife Trust in Somerset
   - Somerset Follies - a guide to some accessible follies
   - Bath and Avon Archaeology Society
   - West Somerset Archaeoloigical and Natural History Society

   - Somerset Vernacular Building Research Group
   - North Curry - A Place in History, a new book by Angela Dix
   - CBA South West
   - The Somerset Rare Plants Group
   - The Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society
   - South West Archaeology Ltd, archaeological contractors and historic building recorders
   - South West Archaeological Research Framework, SWARF, a means of exchanging and publishing information, supported by the Somerset
     Historic Environmental Service.
   - Friends of Somerset Archives, Friends of the Somerset Archive and Record Service at the Somerset Heritage Centre, Taunton
   - West Somerset Mineral Railway Project


Somerset organisations with interests for young people

     - Young Archaeologists Club, with branches at Minehead and Bristol


Other Regional Societies

  - Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
  - Devon Archaeological Society
  - Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
  - Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group, an impressive list of recordings and good links for an amusing surf
  - Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

  - Cornwall Archaeological Society




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