Use the Dales Countryside Museum and the Historic Environment Record to help local heritage groups to research, record and promote the stories of the National Park area, including completing the enhancement of the Historic Environment Record for the new area of the National Park by 2024.
How are we doing on this objective
Progress: Main HER enhancement project not scheduled to start until 2021. Smaller enhancements underway through projects at Crosby Ravensworth Common and the Great Asby Field survey.
Rationale: The Historic Environment Record (HER) is an actively managed and dynamic record of the known historical environment. The information it contains is used to inform conservation, development and land management programmes, and as a resource to both encourage greater understanding and public appreciation of the historic environment of the National Park. The HER for the new area of the National Park is less comprehensive and would benefit from enhancement. This will improve it as a knowledge base for managing the historical environment, and target future research.
Lead partner: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Supporting partners: Yorkshire Dales Historic Environment Group, Historic England
Cost over 5 years: £200,000
Funding shortfall: £50,000
Ecosystem services: Sense of place and inspiration; Sense of history
Trade-offs: None. Information stored in the HER is used to inform decision-making.
Baseline: Extension area HER records as of 12/3/19: Monuments:6,978; Events:184; Sources:107