Wolverhampton (and Walsall) Historic Environment Record
by Mike Shaw,
City Archaeologist, Wolverhampton City Council

The Wolverhampton and Walsall Historic Environment Record is now available online via an English Heritage sponsored website - Heritage Gateway.  The website is not the most intuitive in the world so I have attached some notes re: searching on it.  If anyone has any comments or new information about a particular record there is a link on the record to contact myself.

The Wolverhampton and Walsall Historic Environment Record (WHER) is available at:


The WHER contains details of around 1500 historic buildings, archaeological sites and landscapes in Wolverhampton, ranging from the earliest times to the 20th century.

The website is provided by English Heritage and allows searches to be made across a wide range of areas and for many different types of site.  For a specific site or building go to Quick Search on the Home Page and type in e.g. ‘Molineux Hotel’ and then click on the Search button.

If you wish to look at all of the records for a particular area click on ‘Advanced Search’ at the bottom of the page.  On the ‘Advanced Search’ webpage there is an option to look for all sites within a particular area.  Go to ‘locate on map’’ .type eg ‘Wolverhampton’ into this, then press Locate and then Search (Search will not work unless you press Locate first).

If you wish to see a location map for a particular site click on that site to bring up a printout of the HER record for that site and click on ‘Show location on Google Maps’.

Details of more complicated Searches are given at ‘Help with Searching’ on the left hand side of the ‘Advanced Search’ web page.

If you have any comments or amendments to suggest for any particular record there is a link at the top of the record to contact the WHER.

Mike Shaw

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