Uncover Oxfordshire’s past with new Heritage Search tool

Residents and people interested in the history of Oxfordshire can now uncover more of the county’s rich past with Oxfordshire County Council’s new Heritage Search.

The brand-new resource is free to use and contains a comprehensive catalogue of historical resources, including a wide range of archive documents, books, photographs, maps and much more, relating to the history of Oxfordshire – from ancient artefacts to modern-day landmarks.

Councillor Jenny Hannaby, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and Safety, said: “This is a brilliant new resource that forms part of our commitment as a council to preserve our county history for Oxfordshire communities to enjoy. It brings together records from across our heritage services images, maps, sound recordings, journals, and even archaeological records from several different databases.

“Whether you’re a historian, a student or simply interested in learning more about the county, this is a great place to start exploring.”

Archaeological finds and many photographs are mapped, with the opportunity to overlay historical maps to allow people to study their local area in more detail.

Heritage Search includes information gathered from Oxfordshire History Centre, Oxfordshire Museums Service and Oxfordshire Historic Environment Record.

Picture Oxon – the council’s online image library of 380,000 records and 160,000 images – is also available through the service. 

Find out more and access the resource for free by visiting the Heritage Search webpage.

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