Who uses the Devon HER?

The Devon HER is used by members of the public, professional and amateur archaeologists, academic researchers, planners and anyone with an interest in the historic environment of Devon. It is widely used by local archaeologists and historians in their research.

The contribution to the record of newly identified sites not only provides a form of publication of the information itself, but also permits an element of protection to be offered to the site through the Town and Country Planning Act and agri-environment schemes, since the HER is central to the work of Devon County Council’s Historic Environment Service, which monitors planning applications and developments within the county, and contributes to various land management schemes and initiatives. It informs the research agenda for both internal and external projects.