Historic Environment Record

The Historic Environment Record is open to the public by appointment during office hours (weekdays, 9am to 5pm).

For an abridged version of the electronic database online, including archaeological records, articles, teaching resources and more, please visit Norfolk Heritage Explorer.

You can request a search of the Historic Environment Record for commercial or educational purposes by completing and submitting a request form.

There is a charge for developers and their agents, consultants and contractors to consult the Historic Environment Record for commercial purposes, or to reproduce images or digital data.  

We may waive charges for non-commercial, educational, or personal research; except where it may involve a lot of work and officer time.

Historic environment reference library

The Historic Environment Service reference library at Gressenhall holds over 7,000 books, journals and offprints, which you can view by appointment.

More about the Historic Environment Record

The Norfolk Historic Environment Record is the comprehensive and definitive record of the historic environment of the county of Norfolk. It provides a record of all areas of known archaeological activity, sites, finds, cropmarks, earthworks, industrial remains, defensive structures and historic buildings in the county.

The data is used for education, landscape management, local history, monument protection, planning advice and research.