Know Your Place

Welcome to the project website for Know Your Place West of England.

Know Your Place is a digital heritage mapping project to help you to explore your neighbourhood online through historic maps, collections and linked information.

The project is underway and this website will adapt and grow as we progress, so keep coming back for the latest developments.

About the project

Go to the Know Your Place Map

Click on the county names or map below, to go to Know Your Place.

Bath and North East Somerset



South Gloucestershire


Other counties being mapped

Once your area has been mapped on Know Your Place, its just the beginning…

Work with us!

The project is looking for organisations, local interest groups and community projects in the West of England area who might like to collaborate with us. If you would like to find out more, read our General Information about the project and further Information for Museums, Archives, Libraries and Researchers.


We invite all researchers, volunteers, museums and heritage organisations across the West of England to take up our challenge:

Add 10 records onto Know Your Place in 10 days

and help us build a rich, shared map of OUR local heritage

Adding records is easy, and anyone can do it. Find helpful tips for exploring and contributing to the map on our Explore the Map page.

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