Archaeology Portal

Cornwall Archaeological Society has always had close relations with other heritage organisations in Cornwall as well as those national bodies that care for the nation’s heritage. Here we provide links to the websites of these organisations. They are listed by categories that indicate their principle purpose and activity.



Cornwall Heritage Trust – monument preservation and promotion of Duchy’s rich heritage

Cornwall Ancient Sites Protection Network – preserve the ancient sites and monuments of Cornwall

Lizard Ancient Sites Network – preserve the ancient sites and monuments of the Lizard

National Trust – protection of special places and places in Cornwall

English Heritage – national collection of historic buildings, monuments and sites

Cornish Buildings Group – encourage repair, restoration and research into historic buildings in Cornwall


Data and Mapping

3D modelling of Cornish sites – Including Hendraburnick propped stone, commissioned by CAS

Cornwall Council Internet Mapping – electronic map access to the Cornwall and Scilly Historic Environment Record.
Information on how to use this resource can be found in our Members Area.

National Library of Scotland Internet Mapping Site – Geo-referenced 1st and 2nd and other OS map editions of Cornwall

Heritage Gateway – information on England’s historic sites and buildings, including images of listed buildings.
Information on how to use this resource can be found in our Members Area.

Archaeological Data Service –the digital archaeology archive service

National Heritage List for England – database of all designated heritage assets

MAGIC – environment and heritage mapping information from across government.

Access 2 Monuments – 50 of the best monuments in Cornwall

Flying Through Cornwall’s Past – air photo mapping site for Cornwall



Cornwall College

Truro College

Exeter University Archaeology Department


Heritage Agencies

Cornwall Council

Cornwall Archaeological Unit (projects consultancy)
Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

Historic England – national adviser on historic environment


Related Organisations

Plymouth Archaeological Society



Cornwall Museums – guide to all 50 museums in Cornwall

Royal Cornwall Museum (Royal Institute of Cornwall) – county museum and art gallery

Penlee Museum and Art Gallery – archaeology, local history and art of West Penwith

Helston Folk Museum – social and industrial history of The Lizard Peninsula,

Geevor Tin Mine and Museum – tin mine and mining museum

King Edward Mine – demonstration of mining education and mineral processing in Cornwall

Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno – story of undersea cable telegraphy

Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum – story of china clay and china stone

National Maritime Museum Falmouth – national small boats collection and Cornish maritime history



Giant’s Quoit – Neolithic Chamber Tomb, Camborne

St Piran’s Oratory – early Christian chapel, Perran Sands

Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Project – survey of early graffiti inscriptions


Research Tools

Radio Carbon – Spreadsheet of compiled radiocarbon dates for Cornwall