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The Ministry for Heritage website has been launched to provide the public in general with as accurate a summary of Gibraltar’s many heritage assets as possible. The information has been drawn from many quarters and our gratitude goes to all those that have assisted in this endeavour.
Apart from the information provided, there are links to other sources of information that will allow the user to further expand their knowledge.
The main sections of the website deal with Gibraltar’s Listed structures that are protected in law. These are all detailed in maps with their boundaries, together with photographs and text. Some will have more information than others and the website is also a rolling program of work so they will be expanded on as time permits. The mapping of the listed structures will be an invaluable tool to developers and town planners for at a glance they will be able to see if there are any heritage assets in any area.
Other important heritage assets such as Post office boxes, street names or Admiralty anchors are also featured in the section entitle Heritage Environment Record.
There are two other sections that feature: Surveys together with reports and Gibraltar Maps and Plans. This is a valuable resource for researchers. Lastly, there is a section on educational resources that will be expanded in the future.
In 2018, the Government passed new legislation in the Heritage and Antiquities Act 2018 and this can be viewed in Government’s Law website www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi
The main focus of the Act is to protect the existing listed assets that are featured in Schedule two of the Act.
Part 1. Buildings.
Part 2. Monuments.
Part 3. Fortifications.
Part 4. Caves and geological features.
Part 5. Submerged heritage.
The Act also regulates for the different entities involved with heritage:
- The Ministry for Heritage.
- The Heritage and Antiquities Advisory Council.
- The Gibraltar Heritage Trust.
- The Gibraltar National Museum.
- Gorham’s Cave Complex – UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The Gibraltar National Archives.
- The Garrison Library.
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