On this page we list some further websites, organisations and sources of information. Please note that these organisations and website links are listed for your interest only. SWAG cannot be held responsible for anything you may encounter when making contact with these sources.

Local Resources

Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service (WAAS)
Dig Lich Street - Updates from the Worcester Cathedral roundabout archaeological excavation
Worcestershire Archaeology on Facebook - the official Facebook page of Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service (WAAS). Latest events, discoveries and news about WAAS.
Online Archaeology Library
Online Ceramic Database
Accessing Archaeological and Historic Environment Information for Worcestershire
Historic Environment Record - Worcester City Council keeps a detailed record of archaeological and historic sites and monuments within the city area in a database and map system called the Worcester City Historic Environment Record (HER).
Worcestershire Tithe and Inclosure Map Project
Worcestershire County Council website

Museums and Libraries

Worcestershire Libraries
Worcester Hive Online Catalogue - includes library books, archaeology reports and archive collections.
Worcestershire Countryside Service for online maps of Worcestershire (Toolkit at foot of page with high zoom, rights of way, and distance measurement) Note:- Slow to load.
Public Rights of Way - includes an online map

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

Note:- For open access land, see Natural England listed under Government in the further resources section below.


Defford Airfield Heritage Group D.A.H.G.
Kidderminster and District Archaeological and History Society
North Worcestershire Archaeology Group
Worcestershire Archaeological Society
Worcestershire Biological Records Centre. The WRBC are compiling the Worcestershire Ancient Tree Register.
The Worcestershire Local History Forum
Worcestershire Historical Society
Worcestershire Industrial Archaeology and Local History Society
Worcestershire Young Archaeologists' Club



The British Museum
Culture 24 - Get the latest news, exhibition reviews, links, listings and education resources from thousands of UK museums, galleries, archives and libraries, all in one place.
The Imperial War Museum
The Natural History Museum
The Science Museum

BBC History Zone
British History Online - Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, British History Online is an digital library. 
British Listed Buildings - an online database of buildings and structures that are listed as being of special architectural and historic interest
CVMA - Medieval stained glass in Britain
English Heritage (see also National Monuments Record, below)
Geophysical Survey Database - Index of geophysical surveys by the Archaeometry Branch of the Ancient Monuments Laboratory since 1972.
Natural England - Natural England is the government’s advisor on the natural environment.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
The National Archives - The Public Record Office (PRO) and the Historical Manuscripts Commission (HMC)
Discovery - Discovery holds more than 32 million descriptions of records held by The National Archives, some available for download.
Heritage Gateway - You can search across national and local records of England's historic sites and buildings including images of listed buildings.

Metal detecting and the Law - Information from Historic Herefordshire online.

National Monuments Record - part of English Heritage.
Contemporary images of Historic England - A photographic record of England's listed buildings at the millennium. Over 230,000 images.
Pastscape - Information published online is from English Heritage's national historic environment database.
Portable Antiquities Scheme - A voluntary recording scheme for archaeological objects found by members of the public.
The Tree Council - Run by the green monuments campaign to protect trees.
Time Team - Website of the Channel 4 TV programme.

The National Library of Scotland - Access high-resolution zoomable images of over 150,000 maps of Scotland,England, Wales and beyond.

Google Maps - online maps, satellite images and street-level photographs
Old Maps - a website providing free viewing of old maps.
Ordnance Survey - full map catalogue including historical, online ordering, custom maps centred on location of your choice.
streetmap.co.uk - online map. Enter grid reference, post code or place name.