Historic Environment Record
The Historic Environment Record (formerly known as the
Sites and Monuments Record), is an extensive collection of
information relating to Kent's heritage.
This computerised database has information on over 42,000
archaeological sites, historic buildings and landscapes. We also
have over 5,000 archaeological reports as well as aerial
photographs and historic maps.
The records in the Historic Environment Record cover sites
dating from the palaeolithic period (approximately 750,000BC) to
the present day.
These include a wide range of monuments such as iron age
hillforts, Roman villas, medieval castles and water mills, and 20th
century pillboxes and Cold War bunkers.
Following our successful 'Exploring Kent's Past' project,
supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Kent Historic
Environment Record database is now available online.
You can explore the archaeological history of your town or
village, research a particular period or theme or learn more about
a site that you already know.
You can start exploring Kent's