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Coventry Historic Environment Record

Host Local Authority:
Coventry City Council

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:

Contact information for key staff:
NameJob Title TelephoneEmail
Matt Parker WoodingCity Archaeologist and HER Officer024 7697 7310


Access to HER information:
Access to Online Database: Yes through Heritage Gateway
Information on HER Services: Coventry Historic Environment Record

Coventry City Council
One Friargate
(See http://www.coventry.gov.uk/onefriargatevisitors)

Postal address

Planning Policy
Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday  9am - 5pm

Visitor Facilities:
Most material (such as excavation reports and other publications) is now held digitally and can be made available without a visit. Most aerial photographs, historic maps and historic buildings photographic collection, is now held by the Coventry Archives & Research Centre (previously known as Coventry History Centre) at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum (see http://www.theherbert.org/history_centre/).

Range of information available:
The Coventry Historic Environment Record (HER) consists of a publicly accessible database, mapping and supporting documents that contain information about all known archaeological sites, historic buildings, historic landscapes and findspots in Coventry, dating from the earliest prehistoric times through to the 21st century.
The HER also holds information about Coventry's scheduled monuments and listed buildings (nationally important sites, structures and buildings that are protected by law), as well as locally listed buildings and conservation areas. Many different sources of information are used to update the HER, including: historic maps, unpublished documents, aerial photographs, archaeological fieldwork reports, published books and published research. These sources are an important part of the HER and are available to the public.
Furthermore, the HER contains historic landscape data, based on historic documents (such as estate maps, tithe maps and apportionment documents). These show how the landscape of Coventry looked at various times in the past.
The HER is used to inform strategic and local policies for conserving the historic environment, as well as providing the information base for recommendations made by archaeologists in response to planning applications and other proposals.  

Information correct as at 10 January 2022

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