Historic Environment Record

The Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record (HER) is the most extensive source of information on the archaeological and historic built environment of Exmoor. Whether you want to know about archaeological sites, historic buildings, old photographs or oral histories, the HER is the best place to start.

In the HER are details on archaeological sites and finds, historic buildings and historic landscapes. Designated sites are recorded, which include Scheduled Monuments, Listed Buildings, Historic Parks and Gardens and Conservation Areas. There are related collections of aerial photography, historic mapping, reports, journals and books on the historic environment of Exmoor.

You can now browse basic information held on the HER online though our new website, Exmoor's Past. This exciting new resource allows you to search our database by text or map search but also contains more general information on sites and projects within the National Park. There is also a list of information sources that cover Exmoor and its historic environment. The HER is also available online through Heritage Gateway, where you can also access records available from other HERs across the country. Both websites are updated on a biannual basis.

Local Heritage List for Somerset & Exmoor

HER data requests - planning and research

Information for planning related enquiries must be obtained directly from the ENPHER and not via the website. This service is provided free of charge, with data provided in a form to suit you. You may also wish to contact us direct if you have a data request for a research project, or you require assistance in using our website. Our contact details are:

01398 322273

We also welcome visits to our offices, where you can arrange to view our database and collection of supporting materials. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

The information contained in the Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record has been produced from various sources, a substantial part being compiled by both Devon and Somerset County Councils before being transferred to Exmoor National Park Authority in 2009. The Authority acknowledges the work carried out by both County Councils in establishing and maintaining the Historic Environment Records for the National Park.