Heritage Links

Managing heritage assets and caring for the Historic Landscape.

The landscape contains evidence of our shared history and of the many uses that the people of the Trent Valley made of that land. From the enigmatic ceremonial complexes of our ancient prehistory, to deserted medieval villages, to war memorials on village greens; this page has links to advice about how you can help to care for this heritage and where you can get further help.

Protecting WW2 Heritage

Pillbox project spotlight

TTTV project spotlight: an introduction to protecting our WW2 heritage and repurposing it for wildlife


How-To convert pillboxes

Conversion guide

Guidance for owners and managers on repurposing pillboxes for wildlife


Advice for landowners and managers

Below are a series of links to guidance and advice on caring for heritage assets on your land or under your management.  Some of these links will take you to external pages.

Support and Funding for Rural Heritage
Advice from Historic England about your rural heritage assets.

Countryside Stewardship schemes
Government advice on what farmers, foresters and land managers need to know and do before applying for a Countryside Stewardship grant, and how to manage a grant agreement

Caring for archaeological sites on arable land
Guidance for land owners and managers on identifying archaeological sites on arable land and achieving best practice in their management.

Landscape Management of Monuments and Sites
From ivy growing on walls to earthworks affected by tree roots. If you have a historic site on your land this page can help you understand simple steps you may be able to take and protect it.

Caring for Farm Buildings
Good introductory advice about how to care for historic farm buildings, what help you may be able to get and how to work within planning and legal systems.

Caring for historic parkland
A guide for owners and managers of historic parkland, where to find information about the parkland, recognising parkland and its features, planning restoration of parkland and sources of grants.

Farming the Historic landscape
A menu of archived guidance booklets on a variety of subjects.

Public Parks, Cemeteries and Urban Green Spaces
Public parks, green spaces, street trees and war memorials are important parts of our historic and modern environment.

Staffordshire County Council, Historic Environment
Contact information with the County Council and the Historic Environment Record

Derbyshire County Council Archaeology
Contact information with the County Council and the Historic Environment Record

Information about heritage assets

Information about types of heritage assets found in the TTTV Landscape from the Historic England “Introduction to Heritage Assets” series.

Medieval Settlements
From deserted villages to moated manor houses, there are a varied number of sites from across the medieval period in the TTTV area.

Causewayed Enclosures
These are some of the earliest Neolithic monuments in the TTTV area and their survival is fragile.

Prehistoric Boundaries
There are many boundaries left behind in the landscape since the Neolithic period. Many are still visible from the air or even remain visible on the ground.

Enclosed Prehistoric Settlements
Often discovered by aerial photography, these enclosed settlements give clues to the lives of the Trent Valley’s early settlers.

Prehistoric Avenues and Alignments
Pit alignments and cursus monuments are important features in the Trent Landscape.

Prehistoric Barrows and Burial Mounds
These features were of great importance to our ancestors and remain significant features in the Trent Landscape.

Prehistoric Henges and Circles (or henge monuments)
Henges are enclosures where, unlike those with a defensive purpose, the ditch lies inside the bank.  Their purpose remains enigmatic.