Merseyside HER

Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service, 2015.

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Primary contact

Dr Ben Croxford
Historic Environment Record Officer
Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service
2nd Floor Magdalen House
Trinity Road
L20 3NJ
Tel: 0151 934 4958

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Resource identifiers

  • ADS Collection: 1970

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The Historic Environment Record (HER) for Merseyside is based at Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service (MEAS), hosted by Sefton Council, and serves the Liverpool City Region (Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St. Helens and Wirral). The HER is a record of monuments, historic buildings, findspots, archaeological events and historic landscapes within the region. MEAS adopted the HER in April 2014 and we have begun a process of digitising and enhancing the HER, working with the paper Sites and Monuments Record files dating back to the 1970s and with the grey literature of archaeological reports for Merseyside, in order to make it usable as a source of sound planning evidence. It is anticipated that this will take a number of years to complete but the HER is available to consult in the meantime.

About our information

The database information now published on the Heritage Gateway is a work in progress. The initial phase of the digitisation process is over 35% complete but a great deal remains to be done. Most records are still essentially placeholders with little or no information attached to them.

Please note that visitors to the HER must arrange an appointment, as space is limited.

Use of this information

The information available through this website is a snapshot of a constantly changing dataset. This copy is intended for general interest use and must not be relied upon for commercial planning purposes.

Commercial enquiries can be made, please see our website for the latest charging information for this service.

As much of the record is still only accessible in hard copy, a visit to our offices as part of a commercial enquiry will most likely be necessary. There is a charge for this and please note that visitors to the HER must arrange an appointment, as space is limited.

MEAS holds the copyright of the compiled database, but the sources used to create the record remain the copyright of the original writers. You are free to use this information for private study or research, provided that the source is acknowledged.

Locations given in the database do not imply a right of access - please respect the rights of landowners.

You can help

We are always pleased to receive information from the public relating to the historic environment. Please tell us about any sites, features or findspots you think are not on our record, or about mistakes in the ones we have. Please bear in mind that many areas have not yet been processed and so will be updated over the coming years.

Contact us

If you have an enquiry or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact us at the address in the sidebar above.

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