There are 2 search options provided for searching the on-line repository information as follows. Examples of the results format are given below.
The Basic search option is more suitable for initial searches or searches producing a large number of results, with details of each result shown on a single line.
The Advanced search option is for more detailed searches, providing more information with an in-line photograph in table format.
The search options provide character string matching with 3 options – the field contains the specified characters, begins with the specified characters and contains exactly the specified characters.
Note that the format of the OS Grid Reference field is the OS prefix, Easting and Northing packed together without spaces. As grid references in the repository database vary between 2, 3, 4 and 5 figures and some references may not be accurate even to 3 figures, it is recommended that search strings for the Grid Reference field should have the format OS Prefix followed by a 2 digit Easting, e.g. NX18.
Searches are made across all the fields:
National ID, Feature Type, Grid Reference, Road Number or Canal Name, District, Parish, Location, Position, Picture Date
Results are shown as records containing the above fields in single rows.
Selecting the National ID of a result record displays a photograph of the feature if available.
Searches can be made on the following larger range of individual fields or across all the fields:
National ID, Feature Type, Old County, Status, Record Origin, Status, Grid Reference, Road Number or Canal Name,
Results are shown as records containing the above fields in single rows including a photograph if available.
Photographs can be viewed in a full browser window by clicking on the photograph.
Basic Search Results Format