How you can help the Historic Environment Record

Coronavirus - Historic Environment Record

The Surrey Historic Environment Record continues to operate and offer most of the usual search and enquiry services despite the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, team members have no access to the office so, instead of sending anything by post, please submit completed report forms by email to

We need your help to keep the Surrey Historic Environment Record (HER) up to date. If you have any information relating to the archaeology, landscape or historic buildings in your part of the county, we would like to hear from you.

Any historic landscape features observed or finds made when walking or gardening could improve our knowledge and understanding of Surrey's past, but only if the relevant information is reported. The Surrey Finds Liaison Officer or your local museum are best placed to help you identify small artefacts. All other discoveries can be reported to the HER using a Surrey HER Finds Report Form which can be obtained via email at

Let us know what you have found and where, and that information can be added to the HER, for the benefit of all who are interested in studying and preserving our past.

If you have some spare time or are interested in a particular aspect of archaeology or history, you can volunteer to research and add information to the HER. The HER Officer can offer information on current projects if you need some ideas, and will welcome ideas for new projects.