Using the Suffolk Heritage Explorer terms and conditions of use


By accessing this site, you signify your agreement with and understanding of the following terms of use.

This website is the online version of the Suffolk Historic Environment Record (HER). The information on this website has been produced from a variety of sources and is the product of many decades of research by archaeologists, local historians and others.

This information is subject to Intellectual Property Rights. All of the content featured or displayed on this site, including, but not limited to text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and software, is owned by Suffolk County Council and its content providers, unless otherwise stated. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that copyright law is not breached.

You are permitted to print, copy and download extracts from the Suffolk Heritage Explorer for your own lawful non-commercial research or educational purposes. For any other use you must obtain written permission from Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, Bury Resource Centre, Hollow Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7AY. Any other use of materials on this website – including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or republication – without the prior written permission of Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service is strictly prohibited.

Users are requested to make appropriate acknowledgement of the Suffolk HER in any publication or report which has made use of its data. While efforts have been made to verify the data held in the Suffolk HER, Suffolk County Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of any particular data and its source.

HER data represented on the interactive map is for illustrative purposes only and does not necessarily represent an accurate or complete representation of archaeological sites or features. Suffolk County Council cannot be held responsible for the misuse or misinterpretation of any mapped information and accepts no liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of reliance on the resource.

The information contained within this website is not suitable for planning related studies/enquiries, as various confidential and outline record sets have been omitted. For any planning or academic related searches please contact the Suffolk Historic Environment Record directly.

Users of the Suffolk Heritage Explorer website should be aware that there is a backlog of information that has not yet been entered into the Suffolk Historic Environment Record and that the information on the Suffolk Heritage Explorer may be incomplete for a number of reasons compared to that held at Suffolk Historic Environment Record. As the information was compiled from a number of sources, users may find that information on a particular site is split between several records, or duplicated on more than one record, and that some records are incomplete. We are undertaking a programme of record checking and enhancement to address these issues.

Definitive information on designated sites, including Scheduled Monuments, Listed Buildings and Registered Parks and Gardens should be obtained from Historic England.

Definitive information on Conservation Areas should be obtained from the relevant district councils.

The inclusion of a site or monument within the Suffolk Heritage Explorer cannot be taken to mean or imply that there is public right of access, or that access permission will be granted upon request.

Users of the website are requested to inform, and to make their research available to the Suffolk HER where new archaeological sites or data are discovered as a result of their work.

Links from this site to other sites are provided for your information and convenience only, and no responsibility or liability can be accepted for the content, accuracy or any other aspect of these sites. The provision of a link does not imply an endorsement of any kind by Suffolk County Council.

Suffolk County Council makes no representations that the content of this site is appropriate for use in all locations. Those who access this site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws or regulations. Users of this site may not necessarily be able to deal directly with all entities which have materials at this site.

All materials at this site are meant to be reviewed in their entirety, including any footnotes, legal disclaimers, restrictions or disclosures, and any copyright or proprietary notices. Any disclaimers, restrictions, disclosure or hedge clauses apply to any partial document or material in the same manner as they do the whole and will be deemed incorporated in the portion of any material or document that you consult or download.

If you require further information or advice about the Suffolk Historic Environment Record please contact us.