A simplified version of the Historic Environment Record is now available to search online. Under 'Maps Available' select 'Historic Environment', then either use the interactive map to look up sites at a particular location, the 'Current Layers' facility to produce distribution maps by period, or use 'Search Tools' to look for particular site types etc. By using the 'Get Info' button at the bottom of the map screen and clicking on a symbol, more information about the site will be revealed. Internet Explorer 8 users may need to use this in compatibility mode to see the full screen.
Site Terms used:
For Site Type terms see English Heritage's thesaurus by following the link below.
Site Form includes: Architectural Component, Circumstantial Evidence, Cropmark, Documentary Evidence, Earthwork, Find, Natural Feature, Other Structure, Place Name, Roofed Building, Ruined Building, Site of, Standing Monument.
General Period: Prehistoric, Roman, Early Medieval, Medieval, Post Medieval, Modern, Unknown.
Specific Period includes: Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romano British, Saxon/Anglian, Scandinavian, Norman, Georgian, Victorian, 20th Century, Unknown.
In agreement with the release of data from the Portable Antiquities Scheme, Findspots are only given here as 6-figure grid references (i.e. to the nearest 1km). 'Findspot' is the nationally accepted Site Type term used, not the type of find it is, and so you will need to search the Site Name for particular items.
The Historic Environment information will be updated on a quarterly basis and we hope to release more of the information held in it in the near future.