Projects – Derwent Valley

DerwentWISE Heritage@Risk

Locus Consulting is part of an exciting partnership project that will be helping communities in and around the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site identify and record heritage at risk.

The DerwentWISE Heritage@Risk Project has been commissioned through a multi-million pound Landscape Partnership Scheme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project is being delivered by a group of heritage organisations including ArcHeritage, Trent & Peak Archaeology and Locus Consulting. ArcHeritage and Trent & Peak Archaeology are components of the York Archaeological Trust.

The project will co-ordinate volunteer effort to survey over 1000 heritage assets. The condition of buildings, archaeological sites and open spaces will be recorded, with results analysed to help in the future management of the area’s rich heritage. Raising awareness and understanding of the issues relating to heritage at risk the project gives local people an opportunity to engage with their local heritage and help protect it for the future.

* DerwentWISE is a partnership scheme led by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust alongside Derbyshire County Council, Natural England, The Environment Agency, Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Partnership, Historic England, The National Stone Centre, Fleet Arts, The Arkwright Society, The Forestry Commission, Derby City Council and The National Farmers Union.

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