The four regional historic environment records compiled
and maintained by the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts (WATs)
aim to provide a comprehensive catalogue of archaeological
and historical sites and finds of all periods throughout
Wales. They offer a unique opportunity to investigate the
heritage of Wales. Currently, about 200,000 individual entries
are held by the four regional records, which are continually
up-dated and expanded as new information becomes available.
The HERs fulfil a wide variety of functions including assisting
in the positive management and presentation of the historic
landscape, planning control, and as a source for input to
local history, conservation and tourism projects.
The HER covers all aspects of human activity in the landscape
from early prehistory to the twentieth century without prejudice.
Details of well- and lesser-known sites can be found, in
addition to records generated by archaeological projects
undertaken in the area. If you are interested in researching
your local area, or finding out more about a particular historical
period, this is a good place to start.
Monday - Friday
10am - 4pm
Please telephone 01558 825995 to speak to HER staff