Worcester City Historic Environment Record

What is the Historic Environment Record?

Worcester City Council keeps a detailed record of archaeological and historic sites and monuments within the city area in a database and map system called the Worcester City Historic Environment Record (HER).  The HER is an essential tool for development planning but is also an excellent first point of reference for anyone researching the archaeology or history of places in Worcester. It includes an extensive reference collection of historic maps, reports and photographs. The record can be consulted by the public by appointment. It can also be searched online via the Heritage Gateway, along with other records from all over England. However, the Heritage Gateway does not contain the full record.

See the links below for further information and contact details.

Houses in Newport Street in the 1930s, before demolition. This area was excavated in 2005 and produced a detailed picture of life and industry in medieval and early post-medieval Worcester.

Archaeological research, and recent archaeological work in Worcester

An Archaeological resource assessment and research framework for the city has been drawn up and can be accessed here, along with short summary reports on recent archaeological work.

Further information

Worcester City Historic Environment Record Information sheet

Contact us

For information and advice on archaeological sites and monuments outside the City boundary contact the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service.