Search the Historic Environment Record Online


A simplified version of the Historic Environment Record is now available to search online. Under 'Maps Available' select 'Historic Environment', then either use the interactive map to look up sites at a particular location, the 'Current Layers' facility to produce distribution maps by period, or use 'Search Tools' to look for particular site types etc. By using the 'Get Info' button at the bottom of the map screen and clicking on a symbol, more information about the site will be revealed. Internet Explorer 8 users may need to use this in compatibility mode to see the full screen. 

Historic Environment Record online

Please note that the Historic Environment Record online only contains the point data for the HER sites, and the name of the site. It does not show the known extents of the sites, or provide a detailed description. The HER online does not contain the details of archaeological events, the Urban Archaeological Database, or Historic England mapping projects. The HER online does not contain information on scheduled monuments and listed buildings, which can be obtained from Historic England.

You can search for scheduled monument or listed buildings by visiting the Historic England website   

The Historic Environment Online is only updated on a periodic basis, and for the most up-to-date information, users will need to visit the HER.

Site Terms used: For Site Type terms use the Historic England's thesaurus.

Site Form includes: Architectural Component, Circumstantial Evidence, Cropmark, Documentary Evidence, Earthwork, Find, Natural Feature, Other Structure, Place Name, Roofed Building, Ruined Building, Site of, Standing Monument.

General Period: Prehistoric, Roman, Early Medieval, Medieval, Post Medieval, Modern, Unknown.

Specific Period includes: Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romano British, Saxon/Anglian, Scandinavian, Norman, Georgian, Victorian, 20th Century, Unknown.


In agreement with the release of data from the Portable Antiquities Scheme, Findspots are only given here as 6-figure grid references (i.e. to the nearest 1km). 'Findspot' is the nationally accepted Site Type term used, not the type of find it is, and so you will need to search the Site Name for particular items.