Historic Environment Record
The Historic Environment Record (HER) is a record of all the historic and archaeological sites and finds within the county. Accessed through a computer and map based system, the record incorporates a wide range of sources, including aerial photographs, published and unpublished material, and historic and modern maps.
The Historic Environment Record (HER) is currently running a pilot project using social media, particularly Flickr, giving people the opportunity to tell heritage professionals which historic buildings or landscapes in their community are important to them. By helping people highlight heritage assets of local value, the project aims to inform the compilation of local heritage lists by local planning authorities.
We are keen for as many people as possible to be involved in this project – just send us your photographs. Simply photograph the buildings or landscapes that you believe are important and tell us why you believe it should be protected for future generations. All you need to do is upload your photos to our Flickr group and don’t forget to tell us why you think they are important to your community!
By uploading your photographs to the group, the HER can identify what buildings and landscapes need protecting. Using this information we aim to work with councils to create lists of locally important buildings/landscapes (known as local lists). These lists are consulted as part of the planning process and are a way of getting your views heard. This project is funded by English Heritage and runs until 2014.
More information can be found at our website.