Historic Environment Record
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The Shropshire Historic Environment Record (HER, also known as the Shropshire Sites and Monuments Record or SMR) is a continuously expanding resource maintained by us, covering all aspects of the historic environment. It includes not only archaeological sites, finds and features, but also historic buildings, structures and landscapes. It covers the whole of the historic county of Shropshire, including Telford and Wrekin.
The HER is based around a relational database linked to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping. It holds core data such as location, type, period or date for each 'monument', 'event' or 'designation' record.
Additionally it indexes available 'sources' (documents, books, articles etc) held by the HER and by other organisations. It also holds extensive supporting collections of ground and air photographs, survey reports and plans, and a growing library of unpublished, 'grey literature' reports, mainly generated by the planning process.
Many of the historical documents referred to in the HER are held at Shropshire Archives, the county's record office.