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Herefordshire Historic Environment Record

Host Local Authority:
Herefordshire Council

COVID-19 status update:

Under the present Covid-19 situation Herefordshire HER are working to maintain a normal service. Physical access to the HER is at times restricted and booking appointments is therefore essential. Whilst visiting face masks are to be worn within all Herefordshire Council facilities. Digital HER enquiries are often the easiest way of receiving information on our holdings. Delivery of data for larger searches and documents may be delayed due to access to the HER Offices. 

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:

Contact information for key staff:
NameJob Title TelephoneEmail
HER Enquiries


Peter ReavillHER Officer 01432 260130


Access to HER information:
Access to Online Database: Herefordshire Through Time  
and Heritage Gateway
Information on HER Services: Herefordshire Historic Environment Record

Postal address:
Herefordshire Archive and Record Centre
Fir Tree Lane

Office National Grid Reference: SO 5293 3803

Opening Hours:

10.00am to 1.00pm Tuesday– Thursday (by appointment only)

10.00am to 4.00pm Friday (by appointment only)

Visitor Facilities:
Desks; layout space, computer terminal; photocopying; mapping (modern & historical); publication library, including books, monographs, periodicals and grey literature; oblique and vertical aerial photography; parking; disabled access; Wifi. 

Range of information available:

Herefordshire Historic Environment Record (HER) is the most comprehensive available dataset on Herefordshire's historic environment. The HER is based around a Geographic Information System (GIS) database and consists of paper and digitised records of all known heritage sites in Herefordshire, spanning the full range of human activity in the county; from the Palaeolithic to modern heritage.

Records have been drawn from a wide variety of sources; grey literature reports of archaeological fieldwork; publications; periodicals and journals; historical maps; aerial photography; geophysical and LIDAR data; national lists; current academic work and antiquarian field notes. All these information sources are publicly accessible at the Herefordshire Archives and Record Centre (HARC) as part of the HER reference collection. Much of it is also available via the 'Historic Herefordshire Online' website, which allows access to the HER database and mapping. There is also the Historic Fieldnames and Landowners database, and a range other material relating to the heritage and archaeology of Herefordshire on the website.

Information correct as on 03 May 2022

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