Guidance for the Submission of Data to the Welsh Historic Environment Records
The Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 included measures (sections 35-37) for improving protection of non-designated historic assets through the maintenance of, and access to, Historic Environment Records. Welsh Ministers currently discharge some of these duties through the Welsh archaeological trusts. This and o ther legislation applicable in Wales, particularly that pertinent to the protection of the Welsh Language and the support for Future Generations, has prompted the introduction of new Guidance for the Submission of Data to Welsh Historic Environment Records .
It has long been a condition of access to the Historic Environment Records maintained by the Welsh archaeological trusts that those provided with data from the records have an obligation to provide return data. This includes corrections or supplementary information to existing records, new core records required as a consequence of the works which the data provided supported, and event records.
Detailed information in respect of submissions to the Historic Environment Records maintained by the Welsh archaeological trusts has also been revised and takes account not only of the requirements of new legislation, regulation and guidance but also additions to and revision of professional standards and guidance as published by the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists, and the particular benchmarks that the Historic Environment Records in Wales must continue to achieve.
The new submissions specifications are set out in Guidance for the Submission of Data to the Welsh Historic Environment Record which can be accessed at the links below. These will come into force from 1st October 2018 , although each Trust will be happy to receive data that conforms to the guidelines prior to this date. Thereafter, they will be reviewed annually.
Further advice on the correct application of the Guidance for the Submission of Data to the Welsh Historic Environment Records can be obtained from the HER staff at each of the Welsh Trusts.
Guidance for the submission of data to the Welsh HERs (PDF)