Cultural Heritage

The South Downs National Park has some of the richest Cultural Heritage in England. The National Park Authority takes a very broad view of cultural heritage. For us, it encompasses everything from evidence of the earliest humans in Britain on the boundary of the Park at Boxgrove through to contemporary artistic expression, notably the Cass Sculpture Foundation at Goodwood. It is a record of how people have lived, worked, shaped and been inspired by the landscape over thousands of years.

Over the coming years the Park Authority will be working with English Heritage, Natural England, Local Authorities, Voluntary Groups and Trusts, Museums, Country House and Estate owners, the National Trust and other heritage attractions to find the best way of conserving, managing and enjoying our cultural heritage. We will also be looking to work with new partners to create the cultural heritage of the future.