The Somerset Historic Environment Record
The Somerset Historic Environment Record is a record of the known historic environment in the modern administrative county of Somerset (excluding Exmoor National Park). There are currently 36,398 entries in the record. This site is available to all and can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Searches can be undertaken by Site Type from "Abacus to Zoo", Period from "Palaeolithic to the 21st Century" and by Parish from "Abbas and Templecombe to Yeovilton". Why not see what there is of interest near you? The Map tab can be used to look at historical OS mapping, tithe maps (1840s) and aerial photographs.
Link to The Somerset Historic Environment Record
The Somerset Historic Environment Record is part of the much larger South West Heritage Trust website. Our Links Page has links to this website and over twenty other organisations concerned with religious and historic buildings.
Click here for the following:Books for SaleAnnual ReportsTrustees Annual Reports and AccountsPress ReleasesChurch Card ArchiveChurches and Chapels Visited by DateChurches and Chapels visited by LocationPolicies and Procedures
Our Patron Kevin McCloud, the presenter of Grand Designs says:
“Our churches are literally our historic and cultural touchstones – in our landscapes, built environment, family histories and our communities. They embody faith, beauty, craftsmanship and collective memory. So we should cherish them.”
Grants Available for Roof Alarms
With an award of £30,000 from Allchurches Trust we can grant up to £1,000 per installation including systems that are already in the process of being put in. The grants are on condition that churches must be members or become members of Somerset Churches Trust for a period of at least 3 years, that the alarm is approved by insurers and is maintained for at least 5 years. For an Application Form please go to our Grants Application Forms page. Our grant scheme has been featured on a number of BBC West news reports. Click here to see the report by Lee Madan of the BBC including comments from the Rector of Cheddar and our Chairman Axel Palmer.