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About us
About Us

The aim of the Historic Environment Service is to identify, record, protect, conserve, present and interpret the historic environment and heritage of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The Historic Environment is all the physical evidence for past human activity, as well as its associations that we can see, understand and feel today.

This includes archaeology (sites and monuments), built heritage (historic buildings and settlements) and historic landscapes. Cornwall and Scilly has a rich and diverse historic environment which ranges from prehistoric sites, mediæval buildings and historic mine sites to recent military remains. The Historic Environment Service provides the following services: 

  • Manages and runs the Cornwall & Scilly Historic Environment Record;
  • Provides advice and consultation on archaeology and historic buildings through development control and strategic planning policy;
  • Provides a countryside advice service to landowners and others on the management of the rural historic environment through agri-environment schemes;
  • Gives advice to all on the significance of the historic environment and how it might best be managed and conserved

Cornwall & Scilly
Historic Environment Service

Fal Building,
County Hall,

email: her.enquiries@cornwall.gov.uk
Tel: 01872 323 606  



supported by HLF and compiled by the Historic Environment service of Cornwall Council  
last updated: 15/05/2014