12th March 2013:

OA's Dan Poore with skeletons from Frideswide Minster, Oxford

The City of Oxford is to get a new Heritage Plan – with help from Oxford Archaeology. The plan, prepared by Oxford City Council, Oxford Preservation Trust and English Heritage, will ensure that information about Oxford’s heritage is brought together and made accessible to everyone who lives and works in the city. The plan, which will include a website and a register of all heritage assets, will serve as a valuable community, social and educational resource and inform planning, tourism and environmental strategies.

Oxford Archaeology was involved from the start of the project. In a report written in 2011, OA outlined the principal aspects of Oxford’s heritage and considered their significance. OA was also consulted about period-based resource assessments and research agendas (which can be viewed here), and of course through its research and many excavations, surveys and other archaeological interventions in the city, OA has added an enormous amount of information to our knowledge of Oxford’s past.

The five-year action plan, the culmination of this whole process, is due to be launched this month. Click here to learn more about the Heritage Plan. An article about the Heritage Plan also appeared recently in the Oxford Mail.