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Dudley Historic Environment Record

From 1st April 2019, Dudley Council has introduced a charge to search the HER. The following charges apply: 

  • Commercial searches: £80 per hour + VAT
  • Personal searches: free of charge;
  • Student searches: free of charge.

The Dudley Historic Environment Record (HER) is an electronic, map-based, indexed database of all known heritage assets in the Borough.

You can access and search the Dudley HER through the Heritage Gateway.

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 a complex query then please email

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
  • Opening Hours Monday to Friday, 8:45 am to 5:00pm, please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays