Scilly Historic Environment Research Framework (SHERF)
SHERF is a project being undertaken by those with an interest in research into the historic environment of the Isles of Scilly. These include academics, local authority archaeologists and others. The project is part-funded by English Heritage with contributions from the Council of the Isles of Scilly, the Isles of Scilly AONB Partnership and the Duchy of Cornwall.
The aim of this project is to define a research framework for the historic environment of the Isles of Scilly. This will be achieved by assessing our current understanding of Scilly's past, by identifying gaps in our knowledge and by promoting priorities for future research. The project will seek to involve the local and wider research community in this process so that there is a sense of community ownership of the research framework. The production of the research framework will be achieved in three stages as set out in 'Frameworks for our Past' (English Heritage 1996): Resource Assessment, Research Agenda and Research Strategy.
The final Resource Assessment and Research Agenda reports are presented here. It is envisaged that the Research Strategy will be a follow-on project resulting in a separate report. Updates on its future progress will be posted on this page.
For further Information please contact:
Historic Environment Projects
Old County Hall
Tel: 01872 322056
Fax: 01872 323811