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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You may have seen a piece on BBC Breakfast News today about making sure that historic paths are recorded on the official map. A law passed in 2015 me...

You may have seen a piece on BBC Breakfast News today about making sure that historic paths are recorded on the official map.  A law passed in 2015 me...
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One of our fabulous volunteers, Wendy, was working with this little beauty last week. It's an almanack from 1731 and has all sorts of curiosities in ...

One of our fabulous volunteers, Wendy, was working with this little beauty last week.  It's an almanack from 1731 and has all sorts of curiosities in ...
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Our last entry for International Womens Day (showing the women who weren't famous or rich or heroic) is a marvellous photo of a women's brass band fro...

Our last entry for International Womens Day (showing the women who weren't famous or rich or heroic) is a marvellous photo of a women's brass band fro...
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