Abandoned farm in Hartsop copyright Michael Turner

Lake District Historic Environment Record

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Old map of Low Wood Gunpowder Works near Haverthwaite

If you'd like to know every single detail about the archaeological and historical sites in the Lake District National Park, then the Lake District Historic Environment Record (LDHER) is the place to look!

The LDHER is a database which currently holds information on over 14,650 sites of archaeological and historical significance. It is packed with a whole range of historic environment information such as buildings (listed and unlisted), artefacts, landscape features (such as dry stone walls and sheepfolds) and studies of the ancient environment.

The earliest site on the Record dates from the Lower Palaeolithic (before 8,000 BC) and the latest from the twentieth century.

Start your search

The LDHER is stored on the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) website. Here you can read more details and access the Lake District Historic Environment Record (opens in new window).

You can also search the Lake District Historic Environment Record on the Heritage Gateway (opens in new window). This is a national website maintained by English Heritage. Here you can search alongside information from English Heritage and other Historic Environment Records.