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Durham County Council Historic Environment Record

Service changes due to COVID-19: The HER offices are currently shut due to the ongoing pandemic, and there is currently no access to the HER hard copy collections of reports, aerial photographs etc. We are unable to offer alternative access to these collections. However, digital HER searches are still available, providing GIS and PDF information. We will update this information when possible, but there is currently no time scale for when access to the collections may be possible.


Host Local Authority:
Durham County Council

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:
Darlington Borough

Contact information for key staff:
NameJob Title TelephoneEmail
David Mason Principal Archaeologist03000 267012archaeology@durham.gov.uk
Nick BoldriniHistoric Environment Record Officer 03000 267008archaeology@durham.gov.uk
Lauren PrattSenior Archaeologist03000 267009archaeology@durham.gov.uk

Access to HER information:
Access to Online Database: Keys to the Past
Information on HER Services: Durham Historic Environment Record

Archaeology Section
Heritage, Landscapes and Design Team
Planning Service
Regeneration and Local Services
Durham County Council
County Hall

DH1 5UQ 

Office National Grid Reference: NZ 26781 43543

Opening Hours:
9am – 5pm

Visitor Facilities:
Our Equalities Act compliant visitor space includes a visitor computer giving access to records on Heritage features, Events, Designated sites, finds and sources. Also available is digital mapping software giving access to National Mapping Programme air photograph transcriptions, polygonised data, digital vertical aerial photographs, historic mapping and Historic Landscape Characterisation data.

Range of information available:

Grey Literature Reports; small collection of aerial photographs; parish files; library collection of books, monographs, guides, pamphlets and journals covering Historic County Durham; small collection of national periodicals

Information last updated  29 January 2021

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