70 Years of Listings: a talk by Martin Newman

7.15pm Tuesday 17th January 2017
Central Library – 2nd Floor Reading Room
Tickets: £2.50 (£1.50 library members) available from the Central Library Ground Floor Help Desk as well as all other Swindon Libraries.


2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the first buildings being protected through Listing. This was a landmark moment in the history of heritage protection in England which had begun 65 years earlier when the first archaeological sites were placed on a schedule.
To mark this anniversary Martin Newman from the
Listing Group at Historic England will look at the history of protecting our most important sites and buildings with examples drawn from Swindon’s 659 Listed Buildings, 53 Scheduled Monuments and 3 Registered Parks & Gardens. It will also look at the latest developments including a project recruiting volunteers to help ‘Historic England, Enriching The List’.

martin-newman-picMartin 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. Martin is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, as well as being an information management professional with a Chartership from CILIP. He lives and works in Swindon and is also the Local Heritage Ambassador for the Royal Society of Arts.