Historic Environment Record (HER)

The Historic Environment Record (HER) is a public service available to anyone researching the history and archaeology of Northamptonshire.

The history of the land - in one amazing place

Our HER is the main source of information on archaeological sites, historic buildings and landscapes in Northamptonshire. It is used to help formulate conservation and planning advice for the county, but can also provide fascinating information about your town or village.

If you'd like to know whether you live near an ancient settlement, or what that strange shape in the field across the way is, then the HER would be the place to come.

For planners, the HER offers a professional service that feeds into reports and legal applications. We understand what you need and work to deliver the information you need efficiently.

We now have over 80,000 monuments on our database, and new information is being added all the time.

Accessing the database:

Visitors to the Northamptonshire Record Office can search the database for free. Alternatively, we can conduct your search for you, for a small fee. 

Email her@northamptonshire.gov.uk to access this service.

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