CHESHIRE’S archaeology service has won national praise for its excellence and innovative work.
Simon Thurley, chief executive of conservation body English Heritage, described the Cheshire Historic Environment Record as ‘exemplary’ in a report.Š
The Historic Environment Record (HER) is the database of all known archaeological sites, historic buildings, find spots and historic landscapes in Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington. It is maintained by the councils’ shared Archaeology Planning Advisory Service (APAS).
The English Heritage report praised Cheshire APAS for reaching out to the public via travelling exhibitions, attractive and accessible fact sheets and its user-friendly Revealing Cheshire’s Past website and online database.
The report also highlighted Cheshire HER for making it easy for people to access its records from one website. The Cheshire service was further praised for its stewardship and protection of its historic buildings, artefacts and landscape.