English Heritage

SchemeDescription
MARITIME CRAFT TYPE (EH) A thesaurus of craft types which survive as wrecks in English Heritageďż˝s maritime record
EVIDENCE (EH) Terminology covering the existing physical remains of a monument, or the means by which a monument has been identified where no physical remains exist
COMPONENTS (EH) Terminology covering divisions and structural elements of a building or monument

 

Historic England

SchemeDescription
FISH Building Materials Thesaurus Terminology used for recording the main construction materials of monuments, buildings and structures relating to the built and buried heritage of the British Isles. Maintained by Historic England on behalf of the FISH Terminology Working Group
FISH Archaeological Sciences Thesaurus Terminology used for recording the techniques, recovery methods and materials associated with archaeological sciences. Maintained by Historic England on behalf of the FISH Terminology Working Group.
FISH Event Types Thesaurus Terminology used for recording archaeological and architectural investigative, data collection exercises; from intrusive interventions to non damaging surveys
Historic England Periods Periods used in Historic England datasets
FISH Thesaurus of Monument Types Terminology relating to the built and buried heritage of the British Isles and used for recording sites, monuments, buildings and structures.
FISH Archaeological Objects Thesaurus Originally developed by the Archaeological Objects Working Party and published by the mda. It provides guidance for the recording of archaeological objects in Britain and Ireland covering all historical periods. Now maintained by FISH on behalf of the heritage sector

 

Historic Environment Scotland

SchemeDescription
ScAPA : Scottish Archaeological Periods & Ages List of archaeological periods & ages for cultural heritage use in Scotland
Maritime Craft Thesaurus (Scotland) Types of craft that survive as wrecks, or are documented as losses, in Scottish maritime waters.
Archaeological Objects Thesaurus (Scotland) Objects made by human activity.
Monument Type Thesaurus (Scotland) Monument types relating to the archaeological and built heritage of Scotland.

 

RCAHMW

SchemeDescription
EVIDENCE (WALES) (DRAFT) The form of a monument as it was recorded.
MONUMENT TYPE (WALES) A list of monument types for use in Wales.
EVENT (WALES) (DRAFT) Terms used for describing events in Wales.
NGR ACCURACY DESCRIPTION (WALES) A description of the accuracy of the NGR
THREAT TYPE (WALES) (DRAFT) A look-up list of threat types used by the HERs in Wales.
CONDITION TREND (WALES) Measured change in the condition of a site since the last assessment of Condition Rating. Can also be known as Stability. Please use in conjunction with the expanded guidance notes presented at the end of this document. This information should be recorded by all parties undertaking condition assessment or monitoring work, to compare the most recent assessment against the last known assessment. Effort should be made to find details of the last known Condition Rating from record holding organisations.
THREAT SIGNIFICANCE (WALES) (DRAFT) The significance of a particular threat to affect the current condition or state of survival of a monument. A number of factors may be considered when assessing the significance of a threat, for example a threat may be active, extensive, high impact, concentrated, dormant, seasonal, occasional, long-term or short-term. This information should be recorded by parties undertaking risk assessment work or monitoring or recording work that relies on this information to create suitable management or conservation plans for the site.
MONUMENT IMPORTANCE CATEGORY (WALES) (DRAFT) A list of category codes for use in establishing the relative importance or significance of monuments.
CONDITION RATING (WALES) (DRAFT) The current or last known condition rating assessment of a monument in relation to state of preservation, perceived damage decay or deterioration. This information should be recorded by all parties undertaking field survey, condition assessment or monitoring of a site or monument, each time a survey is carried out.
RISK LEVEL (WALES) The Risk Level of a monument is determined according to the combination of the criteria assessed above (condition rating, identified threats, significance of threats and vulnerability of the monument). Risk level is recording the level of risk as a result of the combination of the significance of one or more threats and vulnerability of the monument to each threat type. This information should be recorded by parties undertaking risk assessment work or monitoring or recording work that relies on this information to create suitable management or conservation plans for the site.
VULNERABILITY (WALES) This measures how susceptible the monument is to damaging processes already at work or likely to occur. This should be an assessment, based on the vulnerability of the site to the identified threats and current condition rating. This information should be recorded by parties undertaking risk assessment work or monitoring or recording work that relies on this information to create suitable management or conservation plans for the site.
SURVIVAL CONDITION (WALES) An overall snapshot assessment of the current or last known broad condition status of a monument in relation to the general survival of such monuments for the period they represent. Different parts of the monument may be better preserved than others and this should be used as a general overarching term considering percentage of survival, ease of monument identification as well as age of site.
NGR PRECISION (WALES) (DRAFT) The precision of the NGR, based on the scale.
NGR SOURCE DESCRIPTOR (WALES) (DRAFT) A value that describes the source of the grid reference for a site.
PERIOD (WALES) A list of periods for use in Wales.