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.
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.
As you can imagine, this has been a large undertaking. Please bear with us as we settle into our new space and make preparations to open our paper and photographic archives for public consultation for the first time since the onset of COVID-19.
We're aiming to have our new COVID-secure procedures in place no later that February 2022. In the interim, all remote services including access to small quantities of archive material remain uninterrupted.
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.
This site has received
visitors since March 2007