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The Derbyshire Historic Environment Record (DHER) comprises a range of information about the historic environment in the county of Derbyshire and Derby City. The database contains over 11000 entries relating to archaeological sites and findspots as well as to historic buildings and landscapes. These entries cover all periods and a wide variety of different types of monument. They include the internationally important Upper Palaeolithic cave sites at Creswell Crags, the well-preserved Neolithic and Bronze Age funerary monuments in the Peak District National Park, the intensive prehistoric land use in the Trent Valley, known from cropmarks and now being revealed by excavation, and nationally important Roman sites such as the forts at Brough and Melandra. Entries relating to the medieval period include deserted medieval villages, moated sites and deer parks, while the county's important industrial heritage is represented by both nationally and internationally important sites, including the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, well-preserved lead mining remains and the model villages constructed for colliery workers at Creswell and Bolsover. The Historic Environment Record also maintains a paper archive of over 1200 unpublished fieldwork reports, as well as a number of slides, photographs and aerial photographs. These can be consulted in person by prior appointment with the DHER Officer.