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Norfolk Historic Environment Record to go on Net?

Summarised from James Goffin's article, "Norfolk's changing landscape set for web", published on 17.11.04 by EDP24.

The Norfolk Historic Environment Record (NHER) could be made available to the public over the internet in a £140,000 project. It contains more than 40,000 entries detailing archaeological activity, sites, finds, cropmarks, earthworks, industrial remains, defensive structures and historic buildings in the county.

It's currently held on a computer database with built-in digital maps, and there are more detailed paper records for many of the sites.

Currently the records are only available by appointment at the archaeological services' base at Gressenhall, near Dereham. However, the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service is bidding for lottery funding to make easily understandable summaries of the records available on the web.

A decision on the lottery application should be made by March. If successful the scheme could start in July and be completed by June 2007, with records being made available in batches as the project progresses.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
17th November 2004ce
Edited 15th February 2006ce

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