Information on researching heritage assets can be found on the researching heritage assets page. Here you will find links to websites to help you identify and learn about the significance of your heritage asset and what to do if you're having difficulties describing it or taking photographs of it.
Advice for owners and occupiers can be found on the further information page of this website. There is also information for owners and occupiers on the implications of having an asset in their care identified as a non-designated heritage asset. The process for submitting an objection and the grounds on which this can be made are also covered.
Below are a few case studies on the different asset types. The aim of the case studies is to demonstrate the type of information that might be relevant for your submission and which heritage value it might relate to. The case studies also contain an assessment of the value and assign it a level, as will be done with each nomination that is received. This is to give an idea of how your nomination will be assessed following submission – you are not expected to assess the levels as part of your submission.
The level of detail available and the number of values that apply will vary between assets. The case studies here contain detailed descriptions to give an idea of the range of information that might be relevant, but it is not necessary to provide a similar level of information for your nomination for it to be considered. That said, the more information you can provide, the easier it will be to make an accurate assessment of the nomination.
Don't worry about using technical terms or describing significance if you're not confident doing so. Concentrate on relaying the facts that you know about the asset: describe its history, what it looks like, and what it means to you and the community.
One of the best ways to support your local list nomination is by providing photographs of the heritage asset. Photographs are an efficient way of capturing detail and expanding on a written description. They also provide an important visual record of the asset's condition at the time of nomination. The document below provides advice on tips on how to take the best photographs to support your nomination.