List Swindon: An SCV talk from Martin Newman

23rd October 2016


List Swindon: An SCV talk from Martin Newman

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A talk from Martin Newman: Listing Information Manager at Historic England – @MartinInfoMan on Twitter

Hello listeners and welcome to the first of Swindon Civic Voice’s autumn talks.

When: Thursday the 3rd November at 7pm

Where: The Central Community Centre in the Railway Village

£2 entry fee for members. £4 for non members

What’s it all about?
All of the sites with national heritage protection statuses are published by Historic England on the National Heritage List for England. Swindon has 659 Listed Buildings, 53 Scheduled Monuments and 3 Registered Parks and Gardens.

This talk will look at the history of statutory protection of our historic sites with examples from Swindon from the first designations over 100 years ago to the most recent listings in Swindon. It will also look at the latest developments including a project recruiting volunteers to help Historic England, Enriching The List.

Martin Newman is the Listing Information Manager at Historic England.

He began his historic environment career as an archaeologist having read Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, he is also an information management professional with a Chartership from CILIP. Recently he has been working with Civic Voice nationally to engage local Civic Societies in helping Historic England improve the information available about listed buildings. Martin has lived and worked in Swindon since the mid-1990s and is a member of Swindon Civic Voice, he is also the Local Heritage Ambassador for the Royal Society of Arts.

We help people understand, enjoy and value the historic environment, and protect it for the future. Historic England is a public body, and we champion everyone’s heritage, across England.

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For the first time, we are opening up The List asking people to share images, insights and secrets of these special historic places to capture them for future generations.

Can you help us #ListEngland?

NB: Those of you into Twittter – Martin is happy for you to tweet during his talk using the #ListEngland


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