Welcome to the Norfolk Heritage Explorer

This website offers a unique opportunity to access an abridged version of the Norfolk Historic Environment Record database online.

The Norfolk HER is the definitive database of the county's archaeological sites and historic buildings. It contains over 60,000 records describing the archaeology of Norfolk from the earliest evidence for human occupation from 750,000 BC up to the present day.

The website is updated periodically throughout the year, so add us to your favourites and follow us on Twitter.

We've moved!

After almost 50 years of operating our service from the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, the Norfolk Historic Environment Record has relocated to office space at The Archive Centre in Norwich.

We're pleased to announce that our paper and photographic archives are now open for public consultation by appointment. Contact us for further details.

The Roman fort at Burgh Castle (NHER 10471)      The Happisburgh Handaxe (NHER 35385)      Binham priory (NHER 2081)

The Norfolk Heritage Explorer allows you to:

Please note that selected categories of information are excluded from this online resource and therefore this website is not suitable for use in the planning process or academic research. However researchers can contact the Norfolk Historic Environment Record directly to request a bespoke search of the full dataset. 


The ruins of St James' church, Bawsey (NHER 3328)      A K6 telephone kiosk in New Buckenham (NHER 43200)      Hunstanton lighthouse (NHER 1290)

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