What information is in the Devon HER?

The Devon HER contains over 70,000 records of:

  • Archaeological monuments (e.g. prehistoric flint finds, hillforts and field systems, Roman roads, medieval fortifications, significant placenames, sites of palaeoenvironmental importance, Second World War defensive sites, etc.)
  • Historic buildings
  • Archaeological events (excavations, archaeological assessments, geophysical surveys, etc.)

as well as

  • Historic maps
  • Aerial photographs
  • Archaeological reports
  • Historic landscape information
  • Unpublished notes and other records

The Devon HER records information from the Palaeolithic (250,000 years ago) through to records of Cold War defensive sites from the 20th Century. It has records for the historic county of Devon, although the Unitary Authorities of Torbay and Plymouth now have their own HERs. Exeter City Council (for the central part of Exeter City) as well as the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor also hold HER information.