The online Historic Environment Record for Suffolk

Discover more about Suffolk's rich archaeological heritage, with over 40,000 sites recorded across the county, from palaeolithic flint tools to medieval manors to Cold War military and much more.

Explore the fascinating archaeology of Suffolk using our interactive map.

Investigate the archaeology by location or by a specific historical period using the advanced search

Find the resources available on this website by using our simple search


The online database is unsuitable for use in the planning process, see our guidance. To commission a full HER search visit our corporate website.


people visiting a commercial excavation site

Planners and Developers

guidance for archaeology in the planning system on the corporate website

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a range of archaeological objects displayed on a table

Finds Recording

information and guidance for finding and recording archaeological objects

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close up image of gold and garnet bead found at Rendlesham


an early medieval estate centre and royal settlement in south-east Suffolk

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illustration of St Peters Wharfe


the nationally important port and town with over 1000 years of urban activity

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