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Bedford Borough Historic Environment Record

Host Local Authority:
Bedford Borough Council

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:

Contact information for key staff:
Name Job Title Telephone Email
Vanessa Clarke Senior Archaeologist 01234 718560
(Ext. 47560)
Geoff Saunders Archaeologist 01234 718561
(Ext. 47561)

Access to HER information:
Access to Online Database: via Heritage Gateway
Information on HER Services: Bedford Borough Historic Environment Record

Room 7
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street

MK42 9AP

Office National Grid Reference: 
  TL 04790 49287

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday
10am -12 noon & 2pm - 4pm

Visitor Facilities:
  • Dedicated Historic Environment Record room with two visitor desks.
  • Appointments are required.
  • Access is free for the public, students and other researchers.
  • The HER charging schedule for commercial enquiries is available online as part of the Archaeology Charging Schedule.
  • Designated public access PC.
  • HER searches can be sent out in paper or digital format but a visit to the HER is recommended to allow users to access all the information available and discuss the results with HER staff.
  • Staff on hand to show how information can be found. 
  • Visitors to the HER also have access to free advice from the Service's Development Control Archaeological/ Countryside Advisors.
  • Photocopying and scanning facilities available for a small charge subject to copyright.
  • Wheelchair Access is available.
  • The HER is easily accessible by public transport and car. 
Range of information available:

We provide a friendly and inviting service to cater for your local studies needs with a variety of sources of information available including:

  • Digital HER database with GIS Mapping 
  • Extensive collection of both vertical and oblique aerial photographs from the 1940’s onwards (archaeological and non-archaeological)
  • Historic Maps
  • Published material
  • Unpublished material
  • Archaeological Fieldwork Reports
  • Statutory Designations
  • Large collection of historic building photos comprising listed and non-listed buildings. 
  • Parish surveys

Information correct as at 30 June 2017

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