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Public Access to Historic Environment Record and Maritime Data


Tees Archaeology maintains a record (the Historic Environment Record, or HER) of all the known archaeological sites and historic buildings in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.

The HER is a digital record based on a database and a Geographical Information System (GIS), and includes many different types of site, from occasional finds of coins and pottery to World War II pillboxes and medieval villages.

The digital HER is supported by a large archive of sources, including books, reports, maps, historic photographs, aerial photographs and our archaeological archive. 

World War II Pillbox at Greatham, Hartlepool

You can now view a snapshot of our Historic Environment Record (HER) online through Google Maps, thanks to our 2014 BOOST placement student from Teesside University. The data currently online was exported in March 2015.

Please remember the HER is constantly being revised and updated, and some records may be incomplete or out of date.

Click here to view sites on the land.

Click here to view our Maritime sites.

HER Online - Screenshot

The online version of the HER currently provides basic details of each site including the HER number, site name, type of site, location and period.  Fuller descriptions of each site are held in our database but are not currently online. If you would like more information on individual records please contact us at teesarchaeology@hartlepool.gov.uk with the HER numbers in which you are interested.

Sites on the HER are often on private land and not necessarily accessible to the public. Some are are protected by law from any disturbance or damage - you can find out about designated sites on the English Heritage National Heritage List here.

In addition, this data should in no circumstances be used for the preparation of documents relating to planning applications - companies requiring a HER search must contact Tees Archaeology directly to obtain complete and up to date records for their search area. Please complete the HER Search Request Form below.

Porch at Grindon Church

Further Information

HER Search Request Form Tees Archaeology Charging Policy

HER Leaflet


HER Search

Request Form


Tees Archaeology Charging Policy



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