Historic England Periods List

This is the list of periods used in Historic England datasets.

Historic England, as part of the Forum on Information Standards in Heritage, 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 list are:

  • PREHISTORIC
  • ROMAN
  • EARLY MEDIEVAL
  • MEDIEVAL
  • POST MEDIEVAL
  • UNCERTAIN
  • 20TH CENTURY
  • 21ST CENTURY

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Date created: 2013

Author: Historic England

Publisher: Historic England