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Shropshire Historic Environment Record

Host Local Authority:
Shropshire Council 

COVID-19 status update: There is currently limited access to Shropshire HER. We are continuing to provide a GIS-only service for commercial enquiries. At present, these are being offered subject to our usual timescales and charging schedule, but this is under continuous review - please check with her@shropshire.gov.uk prior to requesting a search.

The HER office is fully closed, so there is currently no access to the HER reference collections; we will be enabling as much digital access to reports etc. as possible. Please also be aware that Shropshire Archives remains closed – the HER will try and be as helpful as we can be about supplying digital copies of maps – e.g. the transcription of the tithe award maps.


Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:
Borough of Telford & Wrekin (annual SLA with unitary authority)

Contact information for key staff:
Name Job Title Telephone Email
Giles Carey Historic Environment Records Officer 01743 254619 her@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 Team,
Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate


Office National Grid Reference: SJ 5065 1217 

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

Visitor Facilities:
Visitor desk. Access to HER’s supporting reference materials. Photocopying and power points (but not internet connections) for laptops available. Disabled access. Facilities in Shire Hall include a public restaurant.

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 please refer to our information and recording policy.

Our data access policy explains how to access our records, including our charging policy for commercial search services.

Information last updated 25 March 2020

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