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West Berkshire Historic Environment Record

Host Local Authority:
West Berkshire Council

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:

Contact information for key staff:
Name Job Title Telephone Email
Beth Asbury  Assistant Archaeologist (HER & Outreach) 01635 519534  archaeology@westberks.gov.uk

Access to HER information:
Access to Online Database: Yes via Heritage Gateway 
Information on HER Services: West Berkshire Historic Environment Record

Archaeology Service
Public Protection and Culture
West Berkshire Council
Market Street

RG14 5LD

Office National Grid Reference: SU 4707 6680

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 17.00  (office hours).
Visits within these hours by appointment

Visitor Facilities:
  • Small library of national and local periodicals, monographs, unpublished reports, maps, photographs and other sources. 

Range of information available:
The Historic Environment Record (HER) is a register of all known archaeological and historical sites in the unitary authority of West Berkshire. The database, with linked digital mapping includes an index of fieldwork and excavations, bibliographic references and found archaeological objects. It also contains information on designated assets (Scheduled Monuments, Listed Buildings, Registered Parks & Gardens and Registered Battlefields) and the West Berkshire Local List of Heritage Assets. The HER holds details of characterisation projects in the District (Historic Landscape Characterisation, the Newbury Historic Character Study and Historic Environment Character Zoning) and there is a library of reports, journals and books which can be consulted by appointment in offices in Newbury.

Information correct as at 16 July 2019

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