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Central Bedfordshire and Luton Historic Environment Record

COVID-19 status update: Staff are currently working from home, so visiting the HER is not presently possible, but the HER is operating at 90% capacity.

Host Local Authority:
Central Bedfordshire Council

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:

Luton Borough

Contact information for key staff:
NameJob Title TelephoneEmail
Stephen Coleman Historic Environment Information Officer 0300 3006027stephen.coleman@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Sam MellonieTechnical Officer0300 3006038sam.mellonie@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
General Enquiriesher@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

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

Historic Environment Record
Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Monks Walk
SG17 5TQ

Satnav postcode SG17 5XY

Office National Grid Reference: TL 125 387

Opening Hours:
9a.m. to 5p.m.

Visitor Facilities:
Extracts from the computer database, maps, parish lists and box files.  Photocopying and scanning facilities available.

The Record is available to all but a prior appointment is required to visit.  Written, telephone or e-mail enquiries can also be dealt with depending on the nature and quantity of the information required and subject to payment for any photocopies.  Requests of a commercial nature will usually incur a charge.

Range of information available:

Information on all known archaeological sites, historic buildings and historic landscape features of all periods, including stray finds and industrial remains.  All Scheduled Ancient Monuments and Listed Buildings are recorded together with historic parks and gardens and field systems.  Buried remains and demolished buildings are also included. 

Fieldwork reports.

Photograph and slide collections, oblique and vertical aerial photographs (archaeological and non-archaeological) and library of local journals, monographs and other publications. 

Parish Surveys (Historic Landscape) and historic map transcripts.

Information correct as of 08 October 2020

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