Introductions to Heritage Assets (Buildings)
Titles will be added as the need arises, and as new research and understanding, undertaken through Historic England's Action Plan, becomes available.
What IHAs cover
IHAs typically share a common approach, headings and format.
A short Introduction defines the building type, notes any alternative names by which it is known, gives the broad date range, and discusses the distribution and number of known examples. Any particular threats to the type are identified.
Next comes a Description, or Historical background, which considers in greater detail the structures’ locations, their form and plan, and how they functioned.
With more complex building types there may be a separate section on Chronology, tracing their development through time.
Each is concluded by a narrative guide to Further Reading, which signposts key works, especially those of an accessible character.