Places we live

People have always built structures to protect themselves from the elements. From the prehistoric round houses to country houses and multi-storey tower blocks, these places have provided comfort, shelter and protection. RCAHMS has created a record of the places we live or have lived and how these have changed to reflect the needs of society. Further back in time, the record made or collected by RCAHMS often provides the only visual evidence for houses or communities that have changed or disappeared.