Historic Environment Record Contact Information

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Cheshire Historic Environment Record

Host Local Authority:
Cheshire West and Chester Council

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:
Cheshire East Council
Halton Borough Council
Warrington Borough Council


Contact information for key staff:
Name Job Title Telephone Email
Rob Edwards HER Officer 01244 973667 robert.edwards@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Moya Watson HER Officer 01244 973997 moya.watson@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Jane Monk HER Officer 01244 973997 jane.monk@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk


Access to HER information:
Access to Online Database: Heritage Gateway and Revealing Cheshire's Past
Information on HER Services: Cheshire Historic Environment Record
Information on HER Access and Charging: Cheshire Historic Environment Record Access and Charging Policy

Location:
Archaeology Planning Advisory Service
Cheshire Shared Services
The Forum
Chester
Cheshire

CH1 2HS

Office National Grid Reference: SJ40416642


Opening Hours:
By prior appointment only. Please contact a member of the Historic Environment Record.

Visitor Facilities:
A small HER room with a desk, PC and access to our reference materials. Power points, but not internet access, for laptops is available. Access is via the Customer Service Centre located with The Forum shopping centre. Our offices are within walking distance of the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies' Record Office.

Range of information available:

Historic Environment Record database and associated physical resources which include:

  • Scheduled and unscheduled archaeological sites, find-spots and buildings
  • Listed Buildings
  • Registered Parks and Gardens
  • Registered Battlefields
  • Historic Landscapes
  • Unpublished archaeological reports
  • Unpublished building surveys

The Historic Environment Record also holds

  • Archive and reports for the Cheshire Historic Towns Survey
  • Archive data and reports for the Cheshire Historic Landspace Characterisation
  • A small library which includes local sources, monographs and periodicals
  • A limited selection of historic maps and town plans
  • A wide range of aerial photographs:
    • oblique photographs taken for specific archaeological purposes;
    • historic aerial photographs dating from the 1940s;
    • small scale vertical surveys taken ahead of major infrastructure projects;
    • and the major county surveys which have been flown approximately every ten years since 1970.

Access to a selection of the aerial photographs and historic maps held by thr Archaeology Planning Advisory Service is available via the Cheshire and Chesher Archives and Local Studies eMapping Victorian Cheshire: Tithe Maps Online website.
 

Information correct as at 04 July 2016

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