Historic Environment Record

The Bristol Historic Environment Record contains information about historic Bristol.

The Historic Environment Record can tell you about:

  • historic buildings and monuments
  • archaeological excavations and finds
  • historic landscapes

The main part of the Historic Environment Record is a database with over 7000 entries containing information about monuments, excavations, finds or surveys. 

The Historic Environment Record also contains copies of:

  • historic maps
  • aerial photographs
  • archaeological fieldwork reports

Records from the Historic Environment Record are regularly swapped with Historic England’s Excavation Index.

How to access the Historic Environment Record

You can write to us or email us to request information from the Historic Environment Record.  We’ll try to respond to you within 15 working days but it might take longer.

We usually provide paper copies of information, but a range of digital and other formats are available including GIS files, Excel spreadsheets, and Word or PDF documents.

If you need the information in a specific format such as Braille, audiotape or large print, or you’d like it to be translated, let us know when you make your enquiry.

Costs

Requests for information are charged at £75 per hour for GIS data or £100 per hour for a Historic Environment Record data report.

Get more information about the Historic Environment Record by reading the guidance notes for users.

Contact information

Bristol Historic Environment Record

City Hall

Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

9am to 5pm

Email: archaeology@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 922 3033