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Historic environment record

The North Yorkshire historic environment record is a system for recording information about historic sites and monuments, such as archaeological sites and finds, designated sites, historic landscapes and buildings and other landscape features.

It includes a computerised index system, as well as hard copy detailed information on maps, photographs, reports, journals and other files. The information can be used for research, to assess development proposals and to manage and enhance North Yorkshire's historic environment and landscape.

Requesting information from the historic environment record

You can request information from the historic environment record by email, telephone or in person. You must download and return the relevant request form before we can provide any information:

The North Yorkshire historic environment record covers the administrative area of North Yorkshire County Council, and does not cover the areas of the City of York, North York Moors National Park Authority or Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Contact details for all historic environment records across England can be found online from the Heritage Gateway website.

For more detailed information about what collections are available, download the pdf icon historic environment record user guide [95kb]


A fee is charged for commercial based enquiries. No fees are charged for bona fide research, educational, or general interest enquiries. Details about our charging policy are available in the relevant request forms.

Old maps and plans

The historic environment record does not hold any historic maps or plans, these are held by the relevant county record offices.

You can find a selection of historic maps using our online mapping:

Historic environment record - frequently asked questions

This page was last updated on 28 March 2014