The HER is used to identify and assess sites that are at risk of damage by new development. It can also be used for research purposes by academics, pupils or the public, wishing to learn about the past.
The main HER inventory is held in a database and on digital mapping. We also hold supplementary information, such as, plans, photographs, drawings or reports.
How to access information from the HER
Read the HER User Guidelines if you want to use HER. There are various ways to access information from the HER, depending on what you need the HER information for.
Data request from HER
|Complete data request online form|
Parish Code request (before conducting fieldwork)
For personal study or research
|Search Suffolk Heritage Explorer|
For complex studies you can do either of the following:
- Email the HER stating your requirements if you wish to receive data digitally
- Make an appointment to discuss your requirements with the HER team at the office
Please note that there are charges in place for using the HER for commercial work.
Contact the HER
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01284 741237 (open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service,
Bury Resource Centre,
Bury St Edmunds,
The Suffolk Heritage Explorer is a useful resource for learning more about your local area (though the information on the heritage explorer is not suitable for use in planning applications.)
Suffolk Historic Landscape Characterisation Map
This project characterises the historic landscape of Suffolk through the identification and mapping of a range of defined historic landscape types.
The map exists as a computer based Geographic Information System (GIS) map table. Visit Suffolk Heritage Explorer website for information on the Suffolk Historic Landscape Characterisation Map.