Historic Environment Record (HER) / Sites & Monuments Record (SMR) Audit and Enhancement
The National Monuments Record (NMR) runs a programme of HER Audits and Audit Reviews. These are carried out by the individual HERs following a specification produced by, and using a database supplied by, the NMR. A grant to carry out the audit is available from the NMR to cover 50% of the cost. The audits are wide ranging in scope covering the data, database, GIS, archives, resources (financial and staffing), website and services. Wessex Archaeology staff have considerable experience in working with a range of HER systems and situations and can assist with undertaking audits, particularly useful when internal resources are already overstretched.
Similarly, Wessex Archaeology can provide an HER enhancement service, either on a per project basis or on a longer term arrangement. Our staff have experience of working in SMR/HERs and are trained in the use of a variety of systems including the HBSMR software. By using Wessex Archaeology to create, enhance or maintain records, resources that would otherwise have been devoted to this task can be used elsewhere.