Northern Ireland Sites and Monuments
Built Heritage maintains the Northern Ireland SMR Sites
& Monuments Record for the six counties of Northern Ireland,
holding information on approx. 15,000 sites. These range
from Mesolithic camp sites, Bronze age landscapes preserved
under bog, through the Early Christian monasteries, the
castles of the Norman conquest and the defended houses
of the Plantation settlers.
Each site is stored individually on the NISMR database,
with a unique reference number which ties together all
the information on the site. This information includes
geographical details, such as grid references and which
townland & parish the site is in as well as typological
details - what the site is, what time period it belongs
to, any known site names etc. and there is a brief description
of each site, taken from historical sources and field
visits. There is also a list of available references for
each site. More detailed information on sites, including
plans and photographs is available from Monuments
and Buildings Record.
For full search facilities use NISMR at Archaeological
Type a keyword that will limit the list of Monuments and return matching Monuments which can then be viewed.