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Nova Scotia[edit]

This is a request to add a designation to {{Designation}}: the Heritage Property Act (Nova Scotia). This heritage legislation is provincial in scope ("State/provincial designations"), limited to sites in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Under the legislation, both the province and municipalities can designate sites and cultural landscapes, while municipalities can also designate heritage conservation districts. I cannot find a source that indicates how many sites are designated under this legislation, but apparently 1008 are listed so far on the Canadian Register of Historic Places. Callnames should be NOVA SCOTIA, NSHPA, and NOVA SCOTIA HERITAGE PROPERTY ACT. It doesn't really matter which colour is chosen for {{Designation/colour}} and those templates that still use the colours as backgrouds - I've already added blue to {{Designation/colour2}} (to match the Nova Scotian flag) for those templates that use a border. Let me know if additional information is required. Thanks for your help. Cheers, --Skeezix1000 (talk) 20:30, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Done.--Skeezix1000 (talk) 14:23, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Designations for U.S. states[edit]

The following states have designations that have a list page and appear to meet the criteria for creating a designation template. Can someone please create the designation templates for these states. (talk) 21:37, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Designations for U.S. cities[edit]

The following cities also have designations that have a list page and appear to meet the criteria for creating a designation template. Could someone please create these also. (talk) 22:04, 20 February 2013 (UTC)


I have noticed Germany is not mentioned on the project page. I was thinking of importing some of the lists from deWiki like de:Liste der Baudenkmäler in Freising and have two questions: 1: do you have a terminology guide in the project? 2. A quick scan of the articles I see you tend to use plain wikitables. The German lists tend to use templates for the individual entries and their area containers like de:Vorlage:Denkmalliste Bayern Tabellenzeile used as

{{Denkmalliste Bayern Tabellenkopf|Gemeinde=Freising}} 
{{Denkmalliste Bayern Tabellenzeile
|Adresse= Alte Poststraße 5
|Bezeichnung= Wohnhaus
|Beschreibung=kleiner zweigeschossiger Schopfwalmbau mit Erker, Zwerchhaus und aufwändiger Fassadengliederung im Stil der Neurenaissance, erbaut 1888
|Bild= Alte Poststr 5 Freising.JPG

where the templates are state specific due to different registration and numbering systems used. Do you have similar template already in use, or would there be an objection if the German Structure would be imported for the German lists. In particular I like the feature of being able to add a Commons category to every object. Agathoclea (talk) 11:53, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Getting involved[edit]

I was turned on to this project by some of Doncram's articles about historic structures. Can someone point me in the direction of how I might contribute to our create some of my own articles that are relevant to this project? Cheers! QuantifiedElf (talk) 19:14, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

A lot of new lists[edit]

For Wiki Loves Monuments we've been creating a lot of new lists. The templates used for these lists are in Category:Monument list templates and the talk pages in Category:Template-Class Historic sites articles. This project should probably be updated to include this new content. I would do it myself, but I'm a bit busy doing preparations for WLM. Multichill (talk) 11:30, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Here there is also estimates of how many monuments exists and so. emijrp (talk) 10:15, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

National Registry of Cultural Monuments (Estonia)[edit]

It has a database:

There is a Wikiproject over at the Estonian Wikipedia, which has broken the monuments down into by-locality lists:

Is it possible we could create a designation for this? --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:56, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Philippine Cultural Heritage sites WMF-sponsored initiative[edit]

There's a Wikimedia-GLAM sponsored project described at here which is generating photos and text documentation of Philippine Cultural Heritage sites. This came up at AFD about one new article created "Jusay Ancestral House". We need some stuff to be set up to accomodate these, such as a list-article and an infobox and a category. There are some brand new Wikipedia editors, including some who are themselves conducting interviews and otherwise performing primary-type research about the historic sites. So there will be issues to sort out, about what material, with what sourcing, when relative to properties achieving what level of listing status, etc., can be included into Wikipedia articles.

At the AFD, i offered to keep track of new articles created in this process, while asking AFD editors to hold off on nominating more for deletion. To do that, for now I'll start Category:Philippine Cultural Heritage sites, which could be renamed later. Any HSITES editors interested / able to help in any way? --doncram 16:51, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

The most recent entry on that blog is about Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, which seems unrelated to the article in question, created five days ago. Did you have something else in mind? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits
There has certainly been some activity around Category:Lists of Cultural Properties of the Philippines and there is a Category:Monuments and memorials in the Philippines. One recent article got deleted as a copyvio (Sariaya Ancestral houses). The ignored and deleted comment on its talkpage is most likely something we should look into. Agathoclea (talk) 18:45, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
What was that comment? Could you possibly copy that to here? --doncram 19:07, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
Some of the info that I copy paste like for Villa Sariaya and Gala Rodriguez house are also authored by me. Eric Dedace where I get all my sources are also in communication with me and he is the one supplying the links from his page and he authorized me to use his articles). It's the mention of Eric Dedace that cought my attention. He certainly seems a valuable source of information due to the nature of his work. Agathoclea (talk) 19:29, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Agothoclea! It sounds like wp:OTRS might have been used to establish author permission for use of text published elsewhere, as an alternative to deletion. Could you possibly please provide a copy of the Sariaya Ancestral houses article and its talkpage to my userspace, including edit history? So that I might be fully informed in trying to correspond about that. I have started posting at wt:TAMBAY, by the way. --doncram 17:32, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Agathoclea (talk) 19:15, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
May be we should ask @Namayan: for some input. Agathoclea (talk) 18:48, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
There is current activity including a tomorrow-dated (because across the international date-line) posting at Philippine Heritage Map.Org (i will call this "PHM"). This mentions focus on the Visayas islands where historic sites were destroyed/damaged by Typhoon Haiyan (November 8, 2013) and where there was little/no documentation of the historic sites; the initiative is partly a reaction of that, and a continuation of GLAM-Wiki project I guess. PHM also mentions the 2009 "National Cultural Heritage" law which is available here (this URL works for me while the PHM's link did not). Seems like there's a call for people to take photos, write text about any apparent historic site, e.g. any having a historic plaque. Which is one way for a group of people to start, though it would be nice to work from a government-provided list of sites. PHM mentions Lists of Cultural Properties of the Philippines‎, whose Talk page could possibly be a focal point for development. --doncram 19:04, 19 May 2014 (UTC) --doncram 19:15, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
(Speaking in a personal capacity, and not as the Secretary of Wikimedia Philippines) I should note that the lists of Cultural Properties of the Philippines that are noted here on Wikipedia are based on the official list provided by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, and were created originally for the purpose of facilitating Wiki Loves Monuments 2012. I suggest, however, that if you guys have any questions about the project, feel free to drop a line at WT:TAMBAY, or notify Namayan, Joelaldor (the project manager), Seav (WMPH President) or myself. Thanks. :) --Sky Harbor (talk) 13:30, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you all for the attention. We've trained some 50 people to edit Wikipedia with a primary focus on Philippine heritage sites. Philippine law declares that structures that are at least 50 years old are considered heritage sites. We will greatly appreciate all the help the community could provide to help these new Wikipedia editors (who will be uploading also on Wikimedia Comomons) with their articles and prevent them from being deleted. We know the 3-day workshop isn't enough, but we are all communicating on our Facebook group should they need any help. -- Namayan (talk) 06:08, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

List of state protected Monuments in Telangana/Andhra Pradesh[edit]

Dear members of this project, please take a look of these above mentioned articles and their history. The Telangana article seems to have been copied from the Andhra Pradesh article alongwith from ASI website as noted and tagged by CorenSearchBot in this edit. User:Vin09, who created the Telangana one had possibly ripped off info from Andhra Pradesh for the Telangana one. Editors could please check if the Telangana one or the concerned user has flouted any guideline. --βα£α(ᶀᶅᶖᵵᵶ)(Support) 23:16, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

New designation for the Queensland Heritage Register[edit]

I would like to use the Historic Site infobox for articles on the Queensland Heritage Register and so I need a designation. I believe this register meets all the criteria:

  1. It is a register that exists under legislation of the state of Queensland
  2. The article Queensland Heritage Register has existed for some time on Wikipedia
  3. Its scope is State/Provincial and currently has 1692 entries (and will continue to grow slowly over time)
  4. The text should be "Queensland Heritage Register" (which is its official name and is unambiguous). If it needed to be shorter, the word "Register" could be dropped. The Queensland official state colour is maroon #73182C so that would be the preferred colour, but if it needs to be lighter for accessibility, would #ff405d be OK? If not, then of the colours suggested I guess the pink #FFC0CB would be closest.
  5. The designation could be "QueenslandHR" or use the standard abbreviation Qld such as "QldHR"; whatever is most consistent and non-conflicting with other designations.

Thanks Kerry (talk) 01:40, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

I probably should add that there are around 200 Wikipedia articles on sites listed on the Queensland, see Category:Queensland Heritage Register. However, I have the remaining ones in draft at the moment (thanks to parts of the register being recently released under CC-BY and in a format somewhat amenable to automated article creation) so there is a realistic prospect of all 1600+ entries having their own article fairly soon so I would like to sort out this designation fairly quickly (as obviously creating the infobox by automation now is a lot less work than making 1600+ manually later). Kerry (talk) 01:49, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Could we do this for all the Australian state and territory registers at the same time? They're all in the same boat; Queensland is just lucky enough to have someone who's really organised! The Drover's Wife (talk) 02:29, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Proposal for task forces[edit]

Hello. Sometimes I work on Spanish historic sites articles. I propose creating task forces by country in the {{WikiProject Historic sites}} template. Are you ok with this? emijrp (talk) 19:44, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Please do it if you are going to participate more or less actively.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:26, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

State Register of Immovable Monuments of Ukraine[edit]

we`d add more than 3000 buildings from State Register of Immovable Monuments of Ukraine — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andrew J.Kurbiko (talkcontribs) 13:18, 16 November 2014‎

@Andrew J.Kurbiko: That sounds excellent. Do you plan to create an article on each, or make lists? Also, make sure they get added to Wikidata, too. Do you need any help? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:46, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
my idea is template, list and general article creation and also, caregorizing some of this places with theirs numbers--Andrew J.Kurbiko (talk) 13:50, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Lists are already in the Ukrainian Wikipedia, they need to be imported and translated. Commons categories are a big mess.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:04, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Discussion re table format for lists of ancient monuments[edit]

A discussion has been started at Wikipedia talk:Featured list candidates#Column widths in table layout about the best way to display lists of ancient monuments which may be of interest to members of this wikiproject.— Rod talk 07:12, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

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Cultural Herritage of Kosovo[edit]

This is a request to add e designation to the cultural heritage of Kosovo. There are many cultural assets in Kosovo you can write and it would be a shame not being able to present them on Wikipedia.

It would be wonderful to open it as soon as possible — Preceding unsigned comment added by FloKrass (talkcontribs) 19:23, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Wawona listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Wawona to be moved to Wawona (ship). This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 22:48, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violation Detection - EranBot Project[edit]

A new copy-paste detection bot is now in general use on English Wikipedia. Come check it out at the EranBot reporting page. This bot utilizes the Turnitin software (ithenticate), unlike User:CorenSearchBot that relies on a web search API from Yahoo. It checks individual edits rather than just new articles. Please take 15 seconds to visit the EranBot reporting page and check a few of the flagged concerns. Comments welcome regarding potential improvements. These likely copyright violations can be searched by WikiProject categories. Use "control-f" to jump to your area of interest.--Lucas559 (talk) 22:44, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

GT nom English Heritage properties in Somerset and FT nom Scheduled monuments in Somerset[edit]

Would anyone be willing to review a couple of nominations which are relevant to this project? I nominated English Heritage properties in Somerset as a good topic back in April and it has only received 2 comments, while Scheduled monuments in Somerset has been almost a month without any comments on its featured topic nomination. Any comments would be very welcome.— Rod talk 20:06, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

How to add non-mainstream articles to Wikipedia?[edit]

I found this article on a website that is probably not considered a wp:reliable source. Unfortunately, search as I may I cannot find this info on a more mainstream source. I tried locating the following terms on Wikipedia and none exist, even though, at least the first two, are well known in Ottawa: Heritage Ottawa, Action Sandy Hill, Robertson Martin Architects, Lesley Collins. Any ideas how to get this going? Ottawahitech (talk) 17:35, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Try Wikiproject:Canada, I am afraid this one is essentially dead.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:27, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for replying,Ymblanter, unfortunately I am not having a lot of luck with the Canadians :-)

add Graystone Manor[edit]

I have just added Graystone Manor, which is the first condominium ever built in the United States, to this WikiProject, but I am not sure if it is in the scope. Please feel free to remove it if it does not belong. Ottawahitech (talk) 17:49, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Conversion between DD and DMS[edit]

Would it be good to have {{convert}} support coordinate angle-unit conversions between decimal degrees and degrees-minutes-seconds? template talk:convert has a discussion going on -- (talk) 04:06, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

New entry for Heritage New Zealand[edit]

Can we please add a third entry for Heritage New Zealand? And I'd like to suggest to remove the hyphen from the two existing entries. Hence, the existing entries should read "Heritage New Zealand Category I" and "Heritage New Zealand Category II". The new entry should be "Heritage New Zealand Historic Areas". I don't know how many entries HNZ has for this category, but I guess they would be in the hundreds. Three of those are currently in the various sub-categories of historic areas register. Schwede66 20:30, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Cradle of Humankind[edit]

Could someone please reassess the above article ? Thanks Anthere (talk)

West Wycombe Park FAN[edit]

I have nominated West Wycombe Park for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Midnightblueowl (talk) 23:24, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Destruction of cultural heritage[edit]

I propose moving the article List of destroyed heritage to Destruction of cultural heritage (currently a redirect to Cultural genocide), adding much more content, and splitting the by country lists into separate articles. If you can help out, please join the discussion at Talk:List of destroyed heritage#Destruction of cultural heritage. Xwejnusgozo (talk) 10:47, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

New designation for the Australian National Heritage List[edit]

Hi there. The Australian National Heritage List is the leading Australian register of sites of Australian historic significance. Can a category be added, using the abbreviation AHDb, referring to the Australian Heritage Database, located here. There are many thousands of records on this list, evidenced by some of the records listed on the Australian National Heritage List. Many thanks. Rangasyd (talk) 15:57, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Grade I listed buildings in Oxford[edit]

I need a bit of guidance with Grade I listed buildings in Oxford. ErfgoedBot lists quite a number of categories that could be added ... but ... I found two problems: a) often the category points to a container category rather than a particular subset (Quadrangle) and b) the category suggested is a particular feature (usually a chapel) within the protected subset. For a) I would ignore them until commons catches up with the categories, but for b) I would like to know what common practice is? Agathoclea (talk) 09:24, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Dead links: National Heritage List for England[edit]

Please see thread at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject England#Dead links: National Heritage List for England. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:54, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Russian cultural heritage register[edit]

Can we please get the Russian cultural heritage register added to the Designation template? I'm not sure what needs to be done, but the template said to bring it up here. Thanks. МандичкаYO 😜 04:01, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Wp:List of Monuments in Nepal[edit]

There is a discussion over at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:List of Monuments in Nepal for which comments would be welcome. The issue, basically, is with Wp:List of Monuments in Nepal and related pages, which are in a unusually placed in WP namespace amd which appear to be out of use. (talk) 10:02, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

GA reassessment of Romney's House[edit]

Romney's House, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:25, 18 January 2017 (UTC)