The Heritage @ Risk project aimed to update 1000 records on the Historic Environment Record (HER) within the DerwentWISE area. To complete the task we hoped to train 100 volunteers to carry out the surveys independently. As well as providing up-to-date information on any features that might be at risk, the aim was to analyse the results for patterns that might show any clear risks to our historic environment.
The HER is a database of heritage sites: built heritage and archaeology, and includes information about its condition. As the condition of the features listed changes, we wanted to get an up to date picture of the HER in the DerwentWISE area.
As well as being useful for anyone interested in local history, the HER is used for planning, land management, and by the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site (DVMWHS). Derbyshire County Council maintains the list in the DerwentWISE area. Historic England refers to the HER when it puts together its list of ‘Heritage At Risk’: sites that are most at risk of being lost as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development.
Heritage at Risk
Heritage @ Risk Report:
Arc Heritage report