Historic Environment Record
The Historic Environment Record (HER) is a record of all the known historic sites, monuments and findspots in North Lincolnshire.
The HER also contains information about the built environment, including Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas.
The records cover a wide variety of sites, from prehistoric times up to the present day. Nationally important sites include Gainsthorpe Deserted Medieval Village and Thornton Abbey. Both of these are Scheduled Monuments open to the public. Many others are of regional or local importance.
As of March 2012 there were 6,072 records of all types, including 44 Scheduled Monuments and 1079 listed buildings. The records are updated as new information becomes available, and new records continue to be added. We are always pleased to receive information from the public relating to historic sites. Full details of each site may include photographs, reports and scale drawings. Our database can be searched on a number of fields such as site type or period. The HER Geographic Information System (GIS) can show the position of the sites on an electronic map. Our data is also now available on the Heritage Gateway.
The HER provides planning advice, both to the council and to developers and consultants. All planning applications are checked against the HER, and recommendations for investigations on proposed development sites are requested, in line with government policy. Other works by the water, gas and electricity bodies are also monitored, and advice on the management of archaeological sites is given for energy crop schemes and Environmental Stewardship schemes.
The HER is also widely used by students and other researchers. Please note that visitors to the HER must arrange an appointment, as space is limited. If you have an enquiry, or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact Alison Williams (01724 297471) or Mike Hemblade (01724 297506) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.