The East Devon AONB has a rich and diverse historic environment in terms of the density of known sites and buildings and the range of periods represented, from early prehistory to modern times. A notable feature of the AONB is how the internationally important geological diversity of the area is reflected in both its archaeological and architectural heritage.
Sand House, Sidbury
The Devon County Historic Environment Record (HER) contains information on over 3,200 sites of archaeological and historic interest within the AONB. Recent survey work carried out for the AONB has added to this picture. The quality and significance of this resource is reflected in the high number of statutory designations. There are 58 Scheduled Ancient Monuments within the AONB, 4 Registered Historic Parks and Gardens, 855 Listed Buildings and all or part of 12 Conservation Areas. In addition the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (JCWHS) falls almost entirely within the AONB.
We have a number of heritage projects running in the AONB. Visit Conserve / Culture and Heritage / for more details.