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Dudley Historic Environment Record

The 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 also includes secondary paper resources containing more detailed information.

The HER is a valuable and comprehensive resource which is used extensively by a wide range of people including officers from many different parts of the Council, planning consultants, academic researchers, developers, schools and members of the public:

  • for interpretive and educational purposes;

  • to supply general and detailed information about the Borough’s heritage;

  • to supply data in response to both site-specific and area-based queries;

  • to formulate talks, displays and publications and so make the Borough’s history accessible to residents and visitors alike;

  • as the starting point for the giving of planning advice in respect of development proposals affecting any aspect of the historic environment. If any part of a development proposal is of historic interest developers should always consult the HER before formulating detailed proposals. Reference to the archaeological flowchart for potential development sites will help guide the sequence for determining archaeological significance.

If you have an interest in Dudley’s Historic Environment you can consult Dudley HER by contacting the Historic Environment Section who will answer simple queries straightaway.

For more complex queries the information will be provided as soon as possible or you will be offered an appointment to discuss your needs or consult the record in person at the the address below.

In the case of complex commercial queries, where the response requires a substantial allocation of staff resources, a charge may be levied.

Contact Details

  • Name Planning Help Desk
  • Address Strategic Planning and Historic Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Directorate of Place, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL
  • Telephone 01384 814136