Historic Environment Record Contact Information

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Cheshire Historic Environment Record

COVID-19 Update - The HER is currently closed for visitors. If you have a commercial search you can still make a HER search request but please note that this will take longer than usual as the HER staff are now working remotely. We can only be contacted by email at present


There is likely to be a delay in responding to direct public research enquiries to the HER. Please see our website for further updates.

Host Local Authority:
Cheshire West and Chester Council

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:
Cheshire East Council
Halton Borough Council
Warrington Borough Council

Contact information for key staff:
NameJob Title TelephoneEmail
Rob Edwards HER Officer 01244 973667robert.edwards@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Moya WatsonHER Officer01244 973997moya.watson@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
Jane MonkHER Officer01244 973997jane.monk@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Access to HER information:
Access to Online Database: Heritage Gateway and Revealing Cheshire's Past
Information on HER Services: Cheshire Historic Environment Record
Information on HER Access and Charging:Cheshire Historic Environment Record Access and Charging Policy

Archaeology Planning Advisory Service
Cheshire Shared Services
The Forum


Office National Grid Reference: SJ40416642

Opening Hours:
By prior appointment only. Please contact a member of the Historic Environment Record.

Visitor Facilities:
A small HER room with a desk, PC and access to our reference materials. Power points, but not internet access, for laptops is available. Access is via the Customer Service Centre located with The Forum shopping centre. Our offices are within walking distance of the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies' Record Office.

Range of information available:

Historic Environment Record database and associated physical resources which include:

  • Scheduled and unscheduled archaeological sites, find-spots and buildings
  • Listed Buildings
  • Registered Parks and Gardens
  • Registered Battlefields
  • Historic Landscapes
  • Unpublished archaeological reports
  • Unpublished building surveys

The Historic Environment Record also holds

  • Archive and reports for the Cheshire Historic Towns Survey
  • Archive data and reports for the Cheshire Historic Landspace Characterisation
  • A small library which includes local sources, monographs and periodicals
  • A limited selection of historic maps and town plans
  • A wide range of aerial photographs:
    • oblique photographs taken for specific archaeological purposes;
    • historic aerial photographs dating from the 1940s;
    • small scale vertical surveys taken ahead of major infrastructure projects;
    • and the major county surveys which have been flown approximately every ten years since 1970.

Access to a selection of the aerial photographs and historic maps held by thr Archaeology Planning Advisory Service is available via the Cheshire and Chesher Archives and Local Studies eMapping Victorian Cheshire: Tithe Maps Online website.

Information correct as at  18 November 2020

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