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How to Search

If you wish to search through the SiteLines Historic Environment Record (HER) for Tyne and Wear please follow these simple instructions to find what you are looking for.

Fast Search

A quick entry option which allows you to do the following:

General Text Search: put in some key words and the search will scan for these words in each record on the HER e.g. Newcastle roman coin.

HER Number: If you know the HER number then input here for a quick display of the record.

District: See what records are held for each district.

School Topics: See related items to subjects such as Civil War or Industrial Revolution.

Please note that each field in the fast search works independently of the others. If you want to restrict / filter searches e.g. by place, district, site type etc then please use the advanced search.

Advanced Search

On the SiteLines navigation bar click search.

A series of fields allows you to comprehensively search the records of the HER.

The fields allow you to narrow down the number of possible records if you are starting from a blank search. Many of these fields contain a drop down menu to help narrow your search.
It may be advantageous to refine your search to limit the number of possible returns from the database.

The search can be narrowed depending on the type of location you are searching for. For example looking for medieval churches in Newcastle - search for ‘Medieval’ in the ‘PERIOD’ field and ‘Church’ in the ‘SITE TYPE’ field.    
After starting the search you can reveal the full record from the HER database by clicking on the underlined number on the left.   

The Map Resource

(currently unavailable)

At the top of the detailed record from the HER database you will find map options:

View current map and aerial photography - Allows you to see the location of the researched site and overlay aerial recent aerial photography.

View old maps from - Allows you to see the area surrounding the researched site on historical maps. This site is run externally and we cannot be held responsible for the content.