South West Heritage Trust Historic Environment Service

The Historic Environment Service (HES) of the South West Heritage Trust delivers archaeological planning advice to Somerset County Council and five District Councils in Somerset. It is responsible for the management and curation of the Somerset HER. The HES offers historic environment advice to a range of other agencies and bodies such as Natural England, the Environment Agency and Water companies. The HES has an active programme of outreach and fieldwork projects linked to Heritage Lottery Funded projects and planning casework notably Hinkley Point power station project. The service also offers conservation advice and carries out small scale enhancement works and archaeological research projects.

Responsible post-holder(s): 
Bob Croft, Historic Environment and Estates Manager
01823 347 430
Offices and contacts
Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6SF
Bob Croft, Historic Environment and Estates Manager
01823 347 430
Regions and services
See below for a list of this Registered Organisation's operational regions and services.
Registration period: 
2015-16 & 2016-19
The geographical regions and services listed for this organisation represent work undertaken within the last 3 years. The services listed are either provided in-house or are bought-in - please contact the organisation for further details.
South West (inc. Isles of Scilly)
Education & outreach
interpretation and displays
public outreach, participation and events
Fieldwork / post-fieldwork
historic environment advice to/on behalf of national and local government on policy, strategy and development control
maintainance of HERs/NMRs

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Power Steele Building, Wessex Hall
Whiteknights Road, Earley,
Reading RG6 6DE

0118 966 2841
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