Dyfed Archaeological Trust Historic Environment Record

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Archwilio [Ar-ch-wil-ee-o] vb, to explore, examine, audit

Found something of interest?

Found a chance find or even discovered a new site? We are continuously updating and enhancing the Historic Environment Record so if you have any new information, please get in touch with us.

Not sure what you've found? We will try to identify your find for you, please make an appointment to visit the Trust or send us some photographs.

What is an HER?

The Dyfed Historic Environment Record is the most comprehensive source of information on archaeological sites and objects from within Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. It covers all periods of human development from traces of the earliest prehistoric activity to Second World War defensive structures and includes information from Cadw on Scheduled Ancient Monuments and Listed Buildings. The HER forms the basis for conservation and management advice within the region as well as providing a valuable resource for education and research.

In addition to information on individual sites the HER contains information on past landscapes, artefact discoveries and information from previous archaeological work undertaken.

The Record is a complex system of information held in a computer database and with digital mapping. For each entry on the record we hold key information such as the type of site, its name (if known), its location and the period it dates from. Most records have bibliographic references and a description. At present the database holds over 75,000 records, a figure increasing every day.

Supporting the digital record is a large paper-based reference collection of further information, maps, plans, aerial and ground photographs, reports and a small library.

Visit Dyfed's main website at www.dyfedarchaeology.org.uk

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