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National Trust Land Map. Disclaimer and Guidance for Use.

Land History Layers

This information is provided for the purpose of showing the land acquisitions made by the National Trust from its inception in 1895 to 2013 only. The boundaries shown do not represent the National Trust’s legal ownership boundaries and cannot be used for this purpose.

  • Only Freehold acquisitions are currently shown. The Trust also leases in some land (leasehold acquisitions), holds restrictive covenants over some land (covenant acquisitions) and holds rights over some land.
  • Trust properties are often a collection of separate land acquisitions.
  • Acquisitions include purchases, gifts, legacies and occasionally land swaps.
  • On occasion the Trust sells buildings and parcels of land. These disposals are not currently shown although they are sometimes referred to in the description.
  • Because much of the Trust’s land is leased to tenants, particularly tenant farmers, the public may have no right of access except by public right of way.
  • This information will be updated from the Annual Report meaning that new acquisitions may take up to 18 months to be reflected on this site.

War Memorials Layer

This information is provided for the purpose of showing all war memorials which have a connection to the National Trust.

  • The majority (c.170) are on or inside Trust properties; the Trust is responsible for caring for most of these, however, some are cared for by local community organisations, the presiding church body or under another arrangement.
  • The remainder (c.140) have an historic connection with a Trust property: for example, either the Trust or the then owner has contributed land, the then owner sponsored the construction of the memorial, or the owner, members of the family, tenants and/or estate workers are named on the memorial.
  • Most of this second group are looked after by another organisation, but the Trust is involved in the care of some.
  • Most open-space or ‘natural’ war memorials are accessible by public right of way; those inside buildings or in the grounds of Trust properties are only accessible during opening hours. The few which are inside tenanted properties are not accessible to the public.