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Archived News: 23 November 2017


© English Heritage.NMR    

Find out more about a new website.
Full Story


© Mr Jeremy Haughton    

Focus on follies.
Find out more about these unusual buildings. Full Story


IOE Team await the final grading.    

Website done and dusted!
After 13,000 films, 2,200 volunteers, 442,000 camera clicks and 1.4 million miles the Images of England website is now complete! Full Story


Mark Sunderland    

End of photographic Survey
The Images of England photographic survey has now ended. No further photographs will be taken. Full Story


Images of England Video    

Images of England video
Have you ever wondered how we managed to photograph 300,000 listed buildings and put them on a website? Find out how we achieved Images of England by viewing our informative film. Watch Video


Images of England launch    

Fame at last... Images of England unveiled to the nation
Images of England had its day in the spotlight on 26 September when it was launched to the press in the elegant surroundings of Wellington Arch, London. The nations media gathered to see the stylish new look website which now; were thrilled to announce, holds over 300,000 images of listed buildings. Full Story


Images of England Newsletter    

Images of England Newsletter
The new Images of England leaflet can be viewed by clicking on the link below. It features some interesting facts and figures, and top tips to get the best from the website. View Newsletter


Tim Belcher, Survey Co-ordinator for Images of England, shows how he has used the website to help research his family history    

Tim Belcher, Survey Co-ordinator for Images of England, shows how he has used the website to help research his family history
The internet has revolutionised how we research our local and family history. In recent years, the digitisation of census records, military service records, birth marriages and deaths records and passenger lists, to name but a few, has provided the researcher with easier access to more resources than ever before. However, searching for pictorial evidence of the buildings where our ancestors may have lived, worked and played is not so easy, as many resources and records provide only names, age and place of birth. Full Story


The Old School IoE number 37873    

How has Images of England helped you? Tell us your stories
How useful has Images of England been in helping you find out more about where your ancestors lived or worked? Have you found special images and information you didnt know about on the Images of England website? Full Story


Members of the Warwickshire Photographic Survey on an outing to Kinver, c1895    

The Photographic Record and Survey Movement: a predecessor to Images of England
A new book published to accompany a display at the Victoria and Albert Museum reveals the Images of England project is not without historical precedent. Full Story


Telephone Kiosks - IOE Number 409841    

Heritage Counts 2006
Heritage Counts 2006 is the fifth annual survey of the state of England's historic environment. Full Story


Telephone Kiosks - IOE Number 409841    

21 new Icons of England revealed on 10 November
Children's favourites Winnie-the-Pooh and Dr Who share centre stage with Sergeant Pepper, the Stiff Upper Lip and the Peak District, as new Icons of England, voted for by the public and selected by a panel of experts. Their iconic status is confirmed today (10 November) as ICONS - A Portrait of England - www.ICONS.org.uk - announces its fourth wave of national icons. Full Story


Winning Image    

Images of England Defining Image Competition
A competition was recently held among the volunteer photographers, with the winning photograph being the one that reflected the goal of the project to achieve a single defining image of each of the 370,000 listed structures. Full Story


Brunel    

Brunel 200
2006 marks the 200 anniversary of the birth of one of Britains greatest designers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. His lasting engineering achievements can be seen on the Images of England website. Full Story


Volunteer photographers needed    

Celebration of Achievements
Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage, was the host for the lunchtime reception which included guests from the Dept of Culture, Media and Sport, the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage and Sky Imaging, as well as around seventy of our volunteer photographers. Full Story


A phonebox    

Innovative Educational Resource Launched
The Images of England Learning Zone was launched earlier this year at the Education show at the NEC in Birmingham. This innovative educational resource can be used in classrooms to help children learn about the historic buildings in their local area as well as putting them into a larger national context. Full Story


A phonebox    

Focus on telephone boxes
Over 2000 telephone boxes are featured on the Images of England website. Here, Survey Co-ordinator, Claire Pearce, tells us about the significance of the small red box that has made such an impact on the English landscape. Full Story


Some of our top 100 volunteers    

Volunteer photographers take up challenge in our Summer Competition
Earlier this year we set our volunteer photographers an additional challenge, not only did we want them to take fantastic photographs of England's listed buildings, we also wanted them to take as many photographs as possible in the summer months ... Full Story


Images of England Exhibitions Programme Continues

Images of England Exhibitions Programme Continues
The Images of England exhibition programme is now in full swing and to date ten exhibitions have showcased. Every photograph selected for the exhibitions is particular to the venue and each photograph provides visitors with a taster of what is available on the Images of England website ... Full Story


13th -Century Church, Chalbury, Dorset - IoE Number: 0107469 © Mr Clive Read LRPS   

Focus on Parish Churches
If, on the Images of England site, you were to do a search on the building type "church" you would come back with over 14,000 results. Here, we focus on just some of the reasons why parish churches in particular are so special ... Full Story


Torquay Pavillion, Devon - IoE number: 390879 © Mr Mike Thompson

Images of England Torquay Exhibition Extended
The Images of England exhibition at the Torquay Museum, Devon, featuring the work of several local volunteer photographers has been extended until the New Year. Full Story


Croft Bridge, Hurworth, County Durham - IoE Number: 350443 © Mr Alan Bradley LRPS

Volunteer Profile - Alan Bradley
Alan Bradley volunteered in 1999 to photograph the listed buildings of County Durham and North Yorkshire. Here he shares how he has contributed to the project and what Images of England means to him. Full Story


NMR Review
The National Monuments Record, the public archive of English Heritage, is currently undergoing a review of its functions and services. Full Story


Torquay Pavillion, Devon - IoE number: 390879 © Mr Mike Thompson

Images of England Exhibition at Torquay Museum
A new exhibition at the Torquay Museum, Devon features the Images of England project. Focussing on the work of several of the local volunteer photographers the exhibition opens on Monday 15th September. Full Story


Hannah Twynnoy's grave, Malmesbury, Wiltshire - IoE number: 460903 © Mr G Williams

Focus on Local History
If you are interested in local history Images of England may provide the perfect resource to aid your research. Full Story


12th Century Parish Church, Gayton, Norfolk - IoE number: 221951 © Mr Alan Francis Polaine

Volunteer Profile - Alan Polaine
Alan Polaine is one of the Images of England volunteer photographers out and about in East Anglia. Here, he tells us about his interest in photography and work on the Images of England project. Full Story


Upminster Mill, London. IoE number: 201646 © Mr Colin Carron

Focus on Windmills
Windmills are stunning features of the English landscape. Over 6,000 windmills are listed and can be found on the Images of England website. Full Story


Images of England volunteer Graham Wyles © English Heritage

Volunteer Photography Days
Groups of Images of England volunteer photographers have been facing the elements on special photography days organised by the project team. Full Story


St Michael's Church, Ducas, Herfordshire IoE number: 355323 © Norman Wigg

Volunteer Profile - Norman Wigg
Norman Wigg is one of hundreds of volunteer photographers taking part in the Images of England project. He has taken over 1,000 photographs for the project covering Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Herefordshire and Devon. Full Story


Samuel Vincent. Photograph courtesy of Mrs M. Vincent

Focus on Family History - Meeting the ancestors (or at least where they lived.)
Images of England Communications Officer, Alexandra Saxon, talks about using the website for family history research. Full Story


Bottom Lane, Sulhamstead, Berkshire - IoE number: 40013 © Ms Mary Auckland ARPS

Exemption Scheme Implemented
English Heritage has implemented a scheme whereby occupiers of listed buildings may apply to Images of England to have the publication of a photograph of their home postponed for ten years. Full Story


Long Eaton Town Hall, Derbyshire. IoE Number: 082208 ©  Peter F. Holt FRPS BPE2*

Erewash Exhibition
Following the success of the Images of England exhibition at the Erewash Museum earlier this year there is another chance to see it at a new venue. Featuring photographs of the Erewash Valley taken for the Images of England project by local photographer Peter F. Holt the exhibition, now showing at Long Eaton Town Hall, runs until 4th July. Full Story


Church of St Edward, Evenlode, Gloucestershire. IoE Number: 130223 © Helmut Schulenburg

Volunteer Profile
Helmut Schulenburg is one of hundreds of volunteer photographers out and about across England photographing listed buildings for the Images of England project. Here he talks about his love of photography and why Images of England is so special to him. Full Story


Guide Pillar circa 1740, Bradfield, South Yorkshire - IoE number: 335411 © Mrs Barbara A West LRPS

Volunteer Profile
Barbara West is one of almost 1,500 volunteer photographers working hard to record England's listed buildings across the country. Here she talks about her interest in photography and experiences of taking photographs for the Images of England project. Full Story


18th - 19th Century Village Well-head and Pump, East Marden, West Sussex -  IoE number: 300992 © Mrs Heather A Coulson ARPS, ABIPP

Volunteer Profile
Heather Coulson has been an Images of England volunteer since 2000, photographing the listed buildings of West Sussex. Here she talks about her photographic experience and what being a volunteer on the project means to her. Full Story


Blackwell Arts and Crafts House - IoE number: 351657 © Mr Peter Jenkins LRPS

Focus on Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House
Images of England features buildings of many different architectural styles including those built in the Arts and Crafts style. One of them is Blackwell, on the edge of Lake Windermere in Cumbria. It is one of the most important surviving examples of the work of architect M. H. Baillie Scott. Full Story


Erewash Museum, Ilkeston, Derbyshire - IoE number: 352244 © Mr Peter F Holt FRPS BPE2*

Images of England Exhibition at Erewash Museum
An exhibition at the Erewash Museum in Ilkeston, Derbyshire is featuring the Images of England project and focussing on the work of local photographer, Peter F. Holt. Organised by Peter, the exhibition runs until 15th March. Full Story


16th - 17th Century timber framed building, Hastings, East Sussex - IoE number: 293463 © Peter Fuller

Volunteer Profile
Peter Fuller is one of approximately 1500 active volunteers currently participating in the Images of England project. Peter has taken photographs of both Hastings and London. Here he reflects on his experiences while taking part in Images of England. Full Story


Chirk Aqueduct, Weston Rhyn, Shropshire - IoE number: 255822 © Mr John Garton-Jones ARPS

Focus on Aqueducts
Aqueducts form a crucial part of the canal network creating an ingenious way of allowing the canal network to pass over rivers, roads and valleys. The Images of England website features hundreds of examples but here we focus on just four. Full Story


Erewash Museum, Ilkeston, Derbyshire - IoE number: 352244 © Mr Peter F Holt FRPS BPE2*

Images of England Exhibition at Erewash Museum
A new exhibition at the Erewash Museum in Ilkeston, Derbyshire is featuring the Images of England project and is focussing on the work of local photographer, Peter F. Holt. Organised by Peter, the exhibition opens on February 1st. Full Story


16th Century road bridge over River Teign, Teignbridge, Devon - IoE number: 085555 © Mr. Ernie W. King

Volunteer Profile
Ernie and Jean King are two of over 1,500 volunteer photographers currently participating in the Images of England project. They are also one of the couples who share their love of photography by participating in the project together. They have, between them, taken almost 2,000 photographs for the project. Here, they share some of their experiences and thoughts about Images of England. Full Story


Belle Tout Lighthouse, Beachy Head, East Sussex - IoE number: 293528 © Mr Michael Nash LRPS

Focus on Lighthouses
Lighthouses,due to their locations, present some of the most dramatic photographs on the Images of England website. There are over a hundred lighthouses listed on the site, some accompanied by photographs.    Here, just two lighthouses are featured to illustrate their fascinating history. Full Story


17th Century thatched cottage, Reading, Berkshire - IoE number: 038873 © Mr Richard Swynford-Lain

Volunteer Profile
Richard Swynford-Lain is one of over 1,500 volunteer photographers participating in the Images of England project. Here, he shares some of his experiences and thoughts about the project. Full Story


Promenade shelters, Blackpool - IoE number: 183673 © Mr G M Smith ARPS

Beloved Buildings Poetry Competition Winners
Earlier this year Images of England teamed up with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) for a nationwide poetry competition. The winning entries are reproduced here, accompanied by some photographs from the Images of England project. Full Story


Images of England Photographer for a day
Sherrie Eugene, the presenter for HTV's Weekend Show decided to help out the Images of England project by taking some photographs around central Bristol. Sherrie found the challenge of taking only one 'defining image' of each building harder than she was expecting. Full Story

 

Paradise found - and photographed for posterity
Jan van de Pol, history enthusiast and owner of a Grade II listed building talks about having his house included on the Images of England website Full Story

© English Heritage, photography Jayne
Boldy
 

Mark Power takes up the challenge
Mark Power, famous for his photographs of the Millennium Dome, talks about his involvement with Images of England Full Story

© Mark Power /
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