Research Resources

We list below some sites with useful resources for those interested in Industrial Archaeology, although the list is far from exhaustive.

This list is provided as a useful resource only and the inclusion of any site does not indicate any endorsement or approval by AIA. Please let us know if links have moved or are unavailable.

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BRICKWORK Resources from the Industrial Heritage Conference 2015 in Manchester, in partnership with Historic England and Heritage Lottery Fund

British Archaeological Awards – Promoting Archaeology with 14 awards in 3 categories

biab online – the British & Irish archaeological bibliography

British History Online Digital library

The British Library

Cadw – The Welsh Government’s historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
The investigation body and national archive for the historic environment of Wales (includes the National Monuments Record of Wales)

English Heritage – the charity, independent of government, which cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites.

Historic England – the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. Championing historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.

Historic England’s Archive Collection (includes the former English Heritage “Images of England” )

Historic Environment Scotland the lead public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment.

I A Recordings, Putting industry on video – an archive for the future

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation

The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office, includes the National Register of Archives)