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South Yorkshire Historic Environment Record

Coronavirus update:

South Yorkshire Archaeology Service are working from home for the foreseeable future. Please be aware that our response times may be slower than usual, and that we have limited access to work systems.

We are still able to provide digital exports of our Historic Environment information. Please email us using the contact details below.  

Please note that as physical access to our paper records is not currently possible, the data supplied may not include all the relevant archaeological information we hold. This should be noted by a clear statement in any report produced during this period. 

Host Local Authority:
Sheffield City Council

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough (Formerly the County of South Yorkshire)

Contact information for key staff:
NameJob Title TelephoneEmail
Zac NellistArchaeological Records Officer0114 2736428 syorks.archservice@sheffield.gov.uk

Access to HER information:
Access to Online Database: via Heritage Gateway
Information on HER Services: South Yorkshire Historic Environment Record

South Yorkshire Archaeology Service
City Growth Service
Howden House, 1 Union Street

S1 2SH

Office National Grid Reference: SK 35358697

Opening Hours:
By appointment only.

Visitor Facilities:
Dedicated visitor study area, reference library of local periodicals, monographs, books and other sources.

Range of information available:

The Historic Environment Record database and maps giving details of known archaeological sites, monuments and finds in the county of South Yorkshire.
Aerial photographs of selected archaeological sites.
Reports written by archaeologists on fieldwork in South Yorkshire.
Archaeological books and journals.
Results of the South Yorkshire historic environment characterisation project.

Charges: For commercial searches there is a standard charge of £125+VAT which covers the vast majority of consultations. If the area of interest is especially complex or large we may need to charge more - please enquire if you think this may be the case. If additional work is required (eg scanning documents) there this is charged at £62.50 plus VAT per half day (minimum one half day).

Information correct as at 27 May 2022

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