Historic Environment Record

HER at the Heritage Showcase – Share your stories with us

September 20, 201612:39 pmLeave a Comment

Heritage Showcase 2016 The HER team will be going to the Heritage Showcase on Saturday 8th October at the Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre. We will be bringing along some of our database so we can do some ‘live mapping’ of the area – but we will need your help. We will be asking for any information […]

The Archaeology of Waitrose

September 12, 201611:48 amLeave a Comment

An Exciting Excavation in South Street, Dorking A certain national supermarket opened an expanded store in South Street, Dorking, a few years ago, after an extensive construction project. What many people might not know, as they peruse the pasta and bag a bargain from the bakery, is that beneath their feet (or beneath the car park) […]

Recording your archaeological finds in Surrey….

August 17, 20162:25 pmLeave a Comment

The Portable Antiquities Scheme Our Heritage Conservation Team also includes the Finds Liaison Officer for Surrey, Simon Maslin who is part of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). This is a project based at the British Museum which aims to encourage members of the public, particularly metal detectorists, to record archaeological objects they discover. Simon works closely with a […]

Day of Archaeology

August 1, 20169:21 amLeave a Comment

Friday was ‘Day of Archaeology’ where archaeologists from across the world blog their day to show the wider world the range of archaeological work that is carried out and all the interesting things we do. I have added mine on to the website this morning with a run down of my day on Thursday to show […]

Welcome to Surrey’s Historic Environment Record

July 14, 20162:41 pmLeave a Comment

What is Surrey’s HER? The Historic Environment Record, or HER, is a comprehensive database which holds information on all the known archaeological sites, monuments, historic buildings and findspots across the county. The record is used mainly during the planning process where companies want to understand the archaeology and history of their site before a project begins. […]