About the Historic Environment Record

We maintain the Birmingham Historic Environment Record (HER) which is a database of all archaeological sites and finds in the city.

The HER currently contains over 2800 entries, including archaeological sites, listed buildings, other historic buildings and finds of objects.

We continually update the HER to incorporate the results of new research and fieldwork which may provide additional information on sites already recorded, or may lead to the discovery or recognition of new sites.

Information from the HER is used to decide whether new developments are likely to affect archaeological remains.