Welcome to City of York Historic Environment Record

Here you can discover York’s rich archaeological heritage (above and below ground) by searching the records or exploring the map.

You can also find out more about the history of York’s City Walls and how they are cared for by exploring the City Walls section.

The Historic Environment Record (HER) includes information from national monuments record, publications and 1000s of archaeological projects across the whole city. The database is maintained by the City Archaeologist at City of York Council and is frequently updated. Please note, the database has grown organically over time from a wide range of sources and may contain errors. For example, there are some legacy listed building reference numbers used in the system that are yet to be replaced. The data has not been specifically written or collected for an online experience. 

Please note the online database is not suitable for use in the planning process as not all information held by CYC is available through this service. The majority of aerial photographs are not yet available as a digital resource. See our HER information policy.