The Cumbria Historic Environment Service is part of the Environment Unit and is based at Kendal. We maintain the Cumbria Historic Environment Record (formerly the Sites and Monuments Record) and we operate a development control advice service for the County and Cumbria's six local planning authorities.
What we do
We provide advice about the conservation and management of the county's archaeological sites and monuments and its historic buildings and landscapes, except within the Lake District (www.lake-district.gov.uk) and Yorkshire Dales (www.yorkshiredales.org.uk) national parks which have their own historic environment advisory services.
We do not undertake commercial consultancy work or fieldwork projects such as archaeological excavation or building recording. Professional archaeological contractors and consultants or historic building specialists will carry these out. We will provide guidance to facilitate such work.
Historic Environment Service leaflet
Historic Environment Record leaflet
For further details about the services offered or issues concerning the county's historic environment contact:
Mark Brennand - Senior Historic Environment Officer
Cumbria County Council