The 'historic environment' encompasses all those material remains that our ancestors have created in the landscapes of town and countryside. It covers the whole spectrum of human activity from the largest - towns, cathedrals or motorways, to the very smallest - signposts, standing stones or flint tools. Because of unceasing human activity through the ages, virtually all the rural landscape of England, as well as its towns and villages, forms part of the historic environment.
Devon County Council's Historic Environment Role and Action Programme (2008-2011) (1.05MB - pdf help) is available here.
New information available
Devon County Council Historic Environment Service has recently published:
- a leaflet about Farming and Archaeology (448KB - pdf help)
- An Historic Environment and Development Practice Note (984KB - pdf help)
- Devon County Council's Historic Environment Role and Action Programme (2008 - 2011) (1.05MB - pdf help)
Find out more
Also on devon.gov.uk
Other Web Sites
The Historic Environment Section
Devon County Council