A: An Introduction to Historic Environment Records#

SMRs began life in response to the loss of the archaeological resource through urban and rural development. From their original remit of recording archaeological sites, they have been developed to encompass a wide range of information about the historic environment which has been reflected in the change of name in England and Wales from SMR to HER. Today they provide a unique information resource, forming the basis for sustainable conservation and playing an important role in informing public understanding and enjoyment of the local historic environment.

Page Contributors for Section A were: Alison Bennett, Kate Fernie, Paul Gilman, Sarah MacLean, Chris Martin, Martin Newman, Carol Swanson, and David Thomas