Historic Environment Record

The official register of archaeological sites in Southeast Wales

A person using the range of facilities provided by the HER

Historic Environment Record

The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust's Historic Environment Record (HER) is the official register of archaeological sites in Southeast Wales. Currently we hold about 25,000 records of archaeological and historical interest covering the twelve unitary authorities.

What information will I find in the Record?

The HER includes archaeological sites, buried remains, chance finds, excavations, significant landscape areas, buildings and standing monuments. This database is constantly updated and provides information on each site, including type of site, grid reference, period, designated status and community. Through the Extended National Database partnership core data from other archaeological records (Cadw, National Monuments Record, National Museum Wales and other Archaeological Trusts) can be accessed. In all over 25,000 records can be seen.

These records can be interrogated through a geographical information system and are supported by a collection of over 7,000 paper files containing more detailed information on particular sites including excavation and assessment reports, documents, plans, maps and photographs.

We also hold a small reference library of material relevant to the archaeology of Glamorgan and Gwent, which is available for consultation by HER users.

The information held within the HER is made available to all interested parties, such as personal or academic researchers, developers, local history groups, students and school children. More details can be found in our Accessing Information pages.

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