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Shropshire Historic Environment Record

Host Local Authority:
Shropshire Council 

COVID-19 status update: Shropshire HER continues to provide a full remote service - offering both GIS data and PDF extracts for search results. 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 contact her@shropshire.gov.uk for all HER enquiries, and to discuss access to original source material.

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:

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

Contact information for key staff:
NameJob Title TelephoneEmail
Giles CareyHistoric Environment Records Officer01743 254619her@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
Friday9:30am – 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 correct as of 05 November 2020

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