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West Berkshire Historic Environment Record

COVID-19 status update: Staff of West Berkshire Archaeology Service are predominantly working from home and physical access to the HER by members of the public is not possible. We are available for search enquiries and data can still be provided in PDF and in GIS shapefile formats. Please ema  il archaeology@westberks.gov.uk or telephone 07770 701073.

Host Local Authority:
West Berkshire Council

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:

Contact information for key staff:
NameJob Title TelephoneEmail
Beth Asbury Assistant Archaeologist (HER & Outreach)01635 519534 archaeology@westberks.gov.uk

Access to HER information:
Access to Online Database: Yes via Heritage Gateway 
Information on HER Services: West Berkshire Historic Environment Record

Archaeology Service
Public Protection and Culture
West Berkshire Council
Market Street

RG14 5LD

Office National Grid Reference: SU 4707 6680

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 17.00  (office hours).
Visits within these hours by appointment

Visitor Facilities:
  • Small library of national and local periodicals, monographs, unpublished reports, maps, photographs and other sources. 

Range of information available:
The Historic Environment Record (HER) is a register of all known archaeological and historical sites in the unitary authority of West Berkshire. The database, with linked digital mapping includes an index of fieldwork and excavations, bibliographic references and found archaeological objects. It also contains information on designated assets (Scheduled Monuments, Listed Buildings, Registered Parks & Gardens and Registered Battlefields) and the West Berkshire Local List of Heritage Assets. The HER holds details of characterisation projects in the District (Historic Landscape Characterisation, the Newbury Historic Character Study and Historic Environment Character Zoning) and there is a library of reports, journals and books which can be consulted by appointment in offices in Newbury.

Information correct as at 01 June 2020

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