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Norfolk Historic Environment Record

Host Local Authority:
Norfolk County Council 

COVID-19 status update: Please note that our staff members are working from a mixture of home and office and we are able to provide the majority of our services, including HER Searches (database exports) and access to existing digital archive resources. We are currently in the process of finalizing new Covid-secure arrangements for physical visits to our new premises and are aiming to re-open this service by February 2022.

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:

Contact information for key staff:
NameJob Title TelephoneEmail
Heather HamiltonHistoric Environment Team Leader (Records)01362 869282heritage@norfolk.gov.uk
Peter WatkinsHistoric Environment Officer (Records)01362 869281heritage@norfolk.gov.uk

Access to HER information:
Access to Online Database:

Heritage Gateway and Norfolk Heritage Explorer

Information on HER Services: Norfolk Historic Environment Record

Norfolk Historic Environment Record
The Archive Centre
Martineau Lane


Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (telephone and email)

Visits by pre-arranged appointment. The Search Room is open for appointments Tuesday to Thursday 9:30am to 5pm and Friday 10am to 4pm.

Visitor Facilities:

Dedicated visitor space shared with the Norfolk Record Office, including public computer access, fiche readers, and reference library access.

Items that can be viewed by appointment includes the HER archive of archaeological reports, illustrations, architectural plans, maps, images and other documentary sources. Norfolk Air Photo Library containing over 85,000 aerial photographs of the county. Reference library including over 7,000 books, journals and offprints focused on the Historic Environment. Please note that some of our archive material is now available digitally, including all 'grey literature' reports. 

Range of information available:

Digital database records of archaeological sites, finds, and buildings.

Additional geospatial data including Aerial Investigation and Mapping cropmark and earthwork plots and Historic Landscape Characterisation.

Supporting HER Archive, including unpublished archaeological fieldwork reports, artefact descriptions and illustrations, photographs, and other documentary resources. Norfolk Air Photo Library of over 85,000 aerial photographs. Archaeology Reference Library.

Staff are available to assist with enquiries. Charges apply to commercial consultants and large research requests.


Information last updated 05 July 2023

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