Historic Environment Record (HER)

Historic Environment Record (HER)

The Tyne and Wear Historic Environment Record (HER) is the database of known archaeological and historical sites throughout the five districts which once formed Tyne and Wear (Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland).

The Tyne and Wear Archaeology Service (part of the Urban Design and Conservation Team) is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the records.  There are over 17,000 sites on our database, which include monuments, earthworks, cropmarks, historic parks and gardens, battlefields, industrial sites and 20th century defence sites. We also hold a wide collection of associated historic maps, photographs, archaeological fieldwork reports and reports on historic building recording.

Search fees/opening times

A charge will normally be made for consulting the HER to cover staff time. It will vary according to the nature of the enquiry. Some fees may be waived for non-commercial use.

Staff time per half hour: £50. A search will normally take one hour of staff time resulting in a £100 charge.

The HER is available for public and professional consultation by appointment Monday to Friday after 1pm only.

Contact the Archaeology Officer at archaeology@newcastle.gov.uk  to arrange an appointment.

Fees for HER search will be invoiced to the HER user by Newcastle City Council's finance department. All fees are subject to review.



Did you know?

Sitelines is an online version of the Tyne and Wear HER. Please note this is only updated periodically and holds data on monuments not archaeological events only it must NOT be used by professional archaeologists as an alternative to the HER.

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