Who has Access to the Historic Environment Record (HER)?

Everyone can access the data held in the Regional HER. It is a publicly-available source of information. The main types of user fall into the following categories:

Private Enquirers
The resources available in the HER are a valuable research tool for all individuals interested in and studying the archaeology of north-west Wales. All non-commercial enquiries are dealt with free of charge, however charges do apply to all enquirers for the costs of materials (photocopying, postage etc.) on a cost recovery basis. Please see the Gwynedd HER Schedule of Charges for more information.

Commercial Enquirers
Commercial archaeological contractors routinely require access to the information held by the HER to carry out project research. Enquiries from bodies or individuals undertaking work on a commercial basis will be charged a service fee. The basic charging rate for the provision of information from the HER is £70 + VAT for the first hour, or part thereof. Any subsequent work on the same enquiry is charged at £45 + VAT per hour. Charges are based on the time taken to conduct enquiries. The minimum charge for an enquiry is £70 + VAT. In most cases, an invoice for the work is dispatched separately to the information. Where a purchase order number is used by commercial contractors, we request that this is given to HER staff to quote on the invoice. Please see the Gwynedd HER Schedule of Charges for more information.

Academic Researchers
The HER is a valuable and unique resource for academic enquirers (students, post-graduate research fellows etc.), for externally-funded research projects or individual projects such as coursework essays and dissertations. All non-commercial enquiries are dealt with free of charge , however charges do apply to all enquirers for the costs of materials (photocopying, postage etc.) on a cost recovery basis. Please see the Gwynedd HER Schedule of Charges for more information.

Local and National Bodies

Many local and national bodies use the HER data to help inform and guide their work. These include local authorities in north-west Wales, national bodies in Wales such as Cadw and Natural Resources Wales , along with the National Trust and the other Welsh Archaeological Trusts (WATs).

For further information on these local and national bodies, please click on the links below:

Cadw
Natural Resources Wales
Dyfed Archaeological Trust
Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust
Gwynedd Council
Anglesey Council
Conwy Council
Snowdonia National Park Authority
National Trust

Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Personnel
The HER underpins the work of GAT. It provides the basis for advice given by the Heritage Management Section and the development control archaeologists that provide Gwynedd Archaeological Planning Service to the local authorities of north-west Wales.

 

The Trust is a registered organisation with the Institute for Archaeologists.
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