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Shropshire Historic Environment Record

Host Local Authority:
Shropshire Council 

COVID-19 status update: Shropshire HER collections can be consulted via appointment; all visits are conducted in accordance with a risk assessment and in a Covid-secure manner. Please contact the HER to discuss further.

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:

Borough of Telford & Wrekin (annual SLA with unitary authority)

Contact information for key staff:
NameJob Title TelephoneEmail
Charlotte OrchardHistoric Environment Records Officer01743 254612her@shropshire.gov.uk

Access to HER information:
Access to Online Database: via Heritage Gateway and Discovering Shropshire's History website 
Information on HER Services: Shropshire HER


Historic Environment Record
Shrewsbury Library
Castle Gates


Office National Grid Reference: SJ 4937 1280

Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 5pm
Friday9:30am – 4pm
By prior appointment only.

Visitor Facilities:

Visitor desk. Access to HER’s supporting reference materials, as well as to professional advice. Powerpoint and wireless for laptops available.Stairs to access; level access can be arranged at another location in the building.

Range of information available:
Databases, computer mapping, records and supporting collections relating to archaeological sites, historic buildings, and historic landscapes (Historic Landscape Character Assessment data is available). Supporting materials include large collections of excavation reports and aerial photographs, together with detailed record files and a general library.
In most cases the service is provided free of charge, except for photocopying costs etc. However, for commercial consultations, charges for staff time are made.

Please see our website for our HER quick user guide.

For details of what we record, how we record it and how to access our records,including our charging policy for commercial search services, please refer to our HER User Policy.

Information correct as of 05 July 2023

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