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How do you decide what to record?

All known sites of potential archaeological or historical interest are recorded. Sites on the HER include the more obvious and visually impressive sites, monuments and buildings, as well as smaller features, historic gardens and designed landscapes. The HER also includes sites associated with folklore, place names, historical events or people, or sites mentioned in literature or shown in paintings, of which no trace may now survive.  

We record sites of any date, from 9,000 year old flint scatters to post-war industrial buildings, and even everyday items such as old petrol pumps and phone boxes. Of course not every site is currently known about, and our records are being constantly updated and extended. If you know of a site that you think should be included on the HER then please contact us.