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Norfolk Historic Environment Record

Host Local Authority:
Norfolk County Council 

COVID-19 status update: Our staff members are working at home throughout this period of disruption and therefore we remain open for enquiries for digital data (database exports and digital archive). Our offices are closed, which means that our physical resources including the HER paper and photographic archives, the Norfolk Air Photo Library, and the HES Library, are inaccessible for the duration. Please see the Norfolk Heritage Explorer website and the Norfolk County Council website for further updates.

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:

Contact information for key staff:
Name Job Title Telephone Email
Anj Beckham Historic Environment Assistant (Records) 01362 869389


Heather Hamilton Historic Environment Team Leader (Records) 01362 869282 heritage@norfolk.gov.uk
Peter Watkins Historic Environment Officer (Records) 01362 869282 heritage@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 Service
Union House

NR20 4DR

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (telephone and email)
Visits by appointment only. 

Visitor Facilities:

Designated public access PC for consultation of digital records. Library of over 85,000 aerial photographs. Reference library including over 7,000 books, journals and offprints focused on the Historic Environment. HER archive including archaeological reports, illustrations, architectural plans, maps, images and other documentary sources.

Please note that access to our paper and photographic archive is changing due to an ongoing digitisation project. When requesting to view material please provide as much detail as possible and ensure that you allow sufficient time for processing. Many requests may now be processed remotely, sending digital material, but others will still require a visit to our premises. Please note that certain categories of material may be unavailable for limited periods. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Range of information available:

Records of archaeological sites, finds and buildings, including fieldwork reports, mapping, photographs, artefact drawings and other documentary sources.

The Norfolk HER is open to public consultation but appointments must be made in advance. We are geographically remote and access by public transport is very limited.

Staff are available to assist with enquiries, although their time is limited.

Charges apply to commercial consultants.


Information last updated 25 March 2020

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