Heritage assets

4. Archaeology

The Greater Manchester Historic Environment Record (HER) formerly known as the Sites and Monuments Record (SMR) is a database of known sites of archaeological significance held and maintained by the Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service at the University of Salford on behalf of the ten Greater Manchester authorities.

The database currently has a total of approximately 17,000 entries which includes find spots of individual items of pottery/metalwork, buried remains such as ancient burials, Roman forts and medieval moats, historic buildings, textile mills, railways and canals.

The number of entries continues to grow as each year new finds and new research are added to the record. The inclusion of a site on the HER gives it formal recognition in the planning system.

There are currently over 3600 entries on the HER within Stockport.

For more information contact the Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service.