Somerset Historic Environment Record

Welcome to the Somerset Historic Environment Record, a database of information on archaeological sites, monuments and buildings in the current county of Somerset.

Please read the Ordnance Survey notice and Conditions of Use below; by proceeding further you have agreed to abide by them.

We would welcome your feedback on the website and also any new or additional information (text or pictures) that you may wish to provide. Please use the contacts page.

Important Note

This material is provided for information only and must not be relied on for legal or planning related work. Please contact us if you require details.

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park Authority is providing HER coverage for the National Park area from 2010 and all relevant Somerset HER records have been transferred to them. Please see the Exmoor National Park website.


You can use the site without registering, but you will not be able to view detailed maps. We would encourage registration which will enable us to show your support for our work to funding bodies and others.

Ordnance Survey

The Ordnance Survey mapping used in this web-site is provided by Somerset County Council under licence from the Ordnance Survey in order to fulfil its public function to make available Council held public domain information. Licence number 100023366. The Ordnance Survey web site can be found at

Conditions of use

  1. Somerset County Council holds copyright and database right of the Historic Environment Record (HER) compiled data. The information may be freely used for private or commercial research but the source must be acknowledged.

  2. Information obtained from the HER must not be used to the detriment of the historic environment and the HER information may be withdrawn if this occurs.

  3. The information within the computerised HER is of varying dates and origins. Whilst every effort has been made to compile an accurate record, it should not be regarded as definitive and the original sources should be consulted if necessary.

  4. There may be information concerning existing or newly discovered archaeological sites which have, as yet, not been added to the computerised HER.

  5. The whereabouts of any artefacts, documentary sources, photographs or other material mentioned in the HER cannot be guaranteed.

  6. The Somerset SMR is registered under the Data Protection Act and some information contained within the record may be omitted from this printout.


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