The archaeology, buildings and historic landscape of South East England (East Sussex, Kent, Surrey and West Sussex) comprise an outstanding inheritance that helps to give the region its distinctive character and sense of identity.
This historic environment is also a rich resource for education, research and leisure, but what do we actually know about the region's past, and what are the questions we want and need to answer?
The South East Research Framework for the historic environment is an opportunity for all those who care about the region's heritage to take stock and plan how limited resources should be used.
The Surrey Local History Committee of Surrey Archaeological Society exists to foster an interest in the History of Surrey, both directly and in co-operation with other bodies. It aims to discover the past and to maintain the heritage of Surrey, in history, in architecture and in landscape. It fulfils these objects by encouraging local history societies and individuals within the County, by the organisation of meetings and by publication.
Surrey Industrial History Group (SIHG) holds a fortnightly lecture series on industrial archaeology each year at the Church House Guildford,
20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford GU2 7YF. The group also holds two series of talks in Leatherhead. SIHG arranges other meetings and visits
in Surrey and farther afield and carries out research, recording and restoration projects.
Providing the foundations for future archaeological and historical work in Surrey
The Surrey Research Framework (SRF) aims to:
identify the main gaps in our current understanding about Surrey's past
- set out topics for future research
- strengthen co-ordination of effort on research into Surrey's historic environment