Historic Environment

Archaeology and Historic Buildings Record Help

List of common abbreviations/glossary

AA

Anti aircraft

ACC No

Museum Accession Number

AHBR

Archaeology and Historic Buildings Record

AONB

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

AP

Aerial photograph

BA

Bronze Age - period from 2,500BC to 700BC

BAR

Building at Risk

CA

Conservation Area - areas of special character subject to planning restrictions

CUCAP

Cambridge University collection of aerial photographs

C14

Radio-carbon dating

DoE

Department of the Environment

DOB

Defence of Britain Project

Dendro

Dendrochronology (dating by tree rings)

EH

English Heritage

ESA

Environmentally Sensitive Area

GV

Group Value - listed building forming part of a group

HCC

Hampshire County Council

HRO

Hampshire Record Office

HWTMA

Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology

IA

Iron Age - period from 800BC to AD43

LB

Listed Building - historic building with statutory protection

Med

Medieval (middle ages) - period from 1066 to 1540

Meso

Mesolithic (middle stone age) - period from 10,000BC to 4,000BC

Monuid

Monument Unique Identifier - the site number

Neo

Neolithic (new stone age) - period from 4,000BC to 2,200BC

NMR

National Monuments Record

NMP

National Mapping Programme

OD

Ordnance Datum

OS

Ordnance Survey

Palaeo

Palaeolithic (old stone age) - period from 500,000BC to 10,000BC

PAS

Portable Antiquities Scheme

Post-Med

Post Medieval - period from 1540 to 1901

RB

Roman-British - period from 43 to 410

RCHME

Royal Commission on Historical Monuments in England

RPG

Registered Park and Garden

PCM

Portsmouth City Museum

SAM

Scheduled Ancient Monument - archaeological site with statutory protection

SMR

Sites and Monuments Record

TVAT

Test Valley Archaeological Trust

WCM

Winchester City Museum

VCH

Victoria County History