The historic environment is all around us and forms the physical backdrop to our everyday lives. Dudley Borough, in particular, has a rich and diverse character which has been shaped by the activities of people of the area over a long period of time. As a result the individual townships of the Borough have their own distinctive character that make Dudley a very special place in which to live and work.
The Historic Environment Section works to conserve the locally distinctive historic character of the Borough as a whole, both within historic townships and also in the spaces between and beyond them, rather than simply focusing upon special elements or areas. This includes giving advice on issues relating to:
Historic Environment Record
The Dudley Historic Environment Record (HER) is a computerised, map-based, index record of all known heritage assets in the Borough. It includes paper resources containing detailed information.
The HER for Dudley is now available through the Heritage Gateway. It can be accessed from the link below:
Conservation Area Character Appraisals
Find out how appraisals are carried out and download a copy of the appraisals for the conservation areas in the borough.