Welcome to Buckinghamshire's Heritage Portal

Welcome to Buckinghamshire’s Heritage Portal, which includes the Historic Environment Record for the county of Buckinghamshire. The database contains over 35,000 records, not only of traditional archaeological sites, earthworks and stray artefacts, but also historic buildings and landscapes, and covers periods from the earliest humans to the end of the Cold War and beyond. You can search the records with text searches or by using the digital map. You can explore what is in the database about your parish or read a period overview of archaeology for the whole county. There are free teaching resources for use at Key Stages 2 and 3. There are also guides on how to start researching the past, getting involved in archaeology and much more!

The Historic Environment Record is compiled, maintained and developed by the Archaeology Service of Buckinghamshire Council and new records are constantly being added. This online version of the Historic Environment Record is not authorised for commercial re-use of the information and should not be used for legal or planning purposes as it’s not the complete Historic Environment Record. Some information has been withheld for reasons of confidentiality or protection of sensitive sites. It has also not been possible to digitise all the images and reports in our extensive collections.

If you have a commercial or academic query you will need to contact the Council Archaeology Service to consult the full Historic Environment Record as part of a licensed search. You can submit an enquiry online through our HER webpage, email us at her@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or call us on 01296 382072 or 01296 382624.