FISH Thesaurus of Monument Types

The FISH Thesaurus of Monument Types from the Forum on Information Standards in Heritage includes terms for types of monuments relating to the built and buried heritage in England.

Historic England, as part of the Forum on Information Standards in Heritage (FISH), takes a leading role in setting standards for recording the built and buried heritage. Historic England and FISH are continually developing new thesauri to provide structure and guidelines for the standardisation of terms to be used when creating new records of the past.

The top concepts in the thesaurus are:

  • Commercial
  • Education
  • Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces
  • Water Supply And Drainage
  • Industrial
  • Civil
  • Maritime
  • Health And Welfare
  • Monument <By Form>
  • Religious Ritual And Funerary
  • Unassigned
  • Communications
  • Commemorative
  • Recreational
  • Domestic
  • Defence
  • Agriculture And Subsistence
  • Transport

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Date created: 2020

Author: FISH

Publisher: Historic England