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Conservation in practice


English Heritage Conservation Bulletin 73: Children and Place

English Heritage Conservation Bulletin 71: The First World War


Projects and case studies

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Isle of Wight Historic Environment Action Plan

HEAPs (Historic Environment Action Plans) are being promoted by Historic England as a way of characterising the historic environment of local areas and of developing local management strategies, thus contributing to sustainable development. A key aim of the Isle of Wight HEAP is to promote community understanding, conservation, and management of the historic environment.


The first attempt by a local authority to restore authentically a historic garden. This 1970s project, carried out on a shoestring budget, tackled important practical issues, such as how closely to follow original planting plans when there would be insufficient resources to maintain them.

Painshill Park

Begun in 1981, this highly ambitious project aimed to save a site on the verge of becoming a 'lost' landscape. Archaeological investigation played a crucial role in establishing where and how features had been constructed originally.

Brief case studies

Examples of conservation and restoration issues and how they have been resolved in specific case studies.