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First Historic Environment Record Created for Jersey

Posted on 19 May 2020

Working in close collaboration with the Department of Archaeology at York, Jersey Heritage creates online historical and archaeological resource

A student conducting a survey with a Total Data Station on Jersey

As a department with a strong connection with Jersey Heritage we are delighted to share the news that Jersey has its first Historic Environment Record (HER) – an essential tool for researching heritage in the Island and managing its future.

The ‘Historic Environment Record for Jersey’ is the result of a 3 year collaboration between Jersey Heritage and Dr Peter Chowne, a research associate of the Archaeology department at York. It was launched on the 18th May by Jersey Heritage and brings together a wealth of information about the Island’s historic buildings and archaeology – much of it online for the first time.

The comprehensive database is free to use and can be found at her.jerseyheritage.org. It includes everything from historic buildings and maps, to archaeological sites and finds, and provides a major research tool for members of the public, commercial operations and academics alike, allowing people to carry out searches in different ways.