How can I get information from the historic environment record?
You can telephone, email, send a letter, or visit in person.
We ask all enquirers to complete a data licence and data request form before we will send out any of our digital information, whether this is a commercial or non-commercial enquiry. The data licence is included within the Historic environment record - commercial data request form [99kb] and Historic environment record - non-commercial enquiry form [994kb]. The forms can be completed digitally and emailed to us, or printed out and posted to us. For the digital data licence, a typed "signature" is acceptable to us.
You should make sure that your requirements are clearly stated on the form, as it is this we use to carry out a search, rather than any information in accompanying correspondence.
You can also visit the historic environment record office in person to access our collections. We are open normal office hours on weekdays. We only have limited space for visitors however, so you will have to book an appointment in advance by contacting us.