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Frequently asked questions
Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions
The Images of England Project
What is Images of England?
What do you mean by 'point in time'?
How was Images of England funded?
Who's the website aimed at?
What written information accompanies the photographs?
How were the photographs taken?
What benefits did the volunteer photographers get?
What type of photographs were taken?
I have a collection of architectural photographs - would they be of any use to you?
An Images of England volunteer has taken a photograph of my house, when will I be able to see it on the website?
My house hasn't been photographed yet, can you let me know when it will be photographed?
Why are some records showing 'no image available'?
Why do the photographs of Prisons look different to other Images of England images?
Do the historic buildings of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have a similar on-line photographic library?
Why do I need to register to carry out an Advanced Search?
Will the website be updated to include new Listed Buildings?
Is there a 'crib sheet' for architectural terms which are mentioned in the List Descriptions for each building?
Can I order prints of my house?
Images of England Exemption Scheme
What is the Images of England Exemption Scheme?
Are all listed buildings eligible for the Exemption Scheme?
Why is the Exemption Scheme time-limited?
How can I receive information about the exemption scheme?
Becoming a Volunteer Photographer
Do you still need Volunteer Photographers?
Listed Buildings and the Listing Process
What is a Listed Building?
How does a building become listed?
What do the different grades mean?
How did the lists of historic buildings originate?
What is a List Description?
Who writes the lists and why?
The List Descriptions sometimes contain references to other information sources, what are these?
Some of the information in the list description for my building has changed, how can I update it?
How do I get a building listed/delisted?
What restrictions are there on future alterations to or development on a Listed Building?
Can I apply for a grant from English Heritage?
Finding out about historic buildings
Where can I go to find out more about a specific building, type of building or period?
Carrying out family history research
I'm undertaking research into my family's village. Can you recommend any organisations that might be able to offer advice?
English Heritage properties and membership
How can I find out more about joining English Heritage and what the organisation does?
Heritage Lottery Fund
Department of Culture
Media and Sport
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