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Download guides to Historic England Archive holdings as a pdf.

These downloadable guides provide a thematic approach to the archive holdings of Historic England. They also include information about collections which aren’t yet catalogued in detail and may only appear in summary form when searching Historic England Archive website.

We’ll be adding further guides as they become available.

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Guide to the Archive
A selective list describing the holdings for significant architects, architectural historians, engineers, designers, landscape and garden architects, antiquaries and architectural photographers.
Opens in a new window The Guide

Historic England Industrial Collections
The guide describes what each collection contains (e.g. reports, photographs, plans) and tells you which collections are catalogued.
Opens in a new window Historic England Industrial Collections