Lancashire Historic Environment Record (LHER) charging policy

Scale of charges for the commercial use of information provided by the LHER valid from 1st April 2024

The following scale of charges is based on that set up by the Lancashire Environmental Record Network, which has itself been developed from the well-established scale of charges for Biological Information.

This scale of charges relates to the commercial use of information supplied remotely by the LHER. Prices are subject to VAT unless otherwise stated. Minimum charge for charging by invoice is £100, otherwise requests should be accompanied by a cheque made payable to Lancashire County Council.

As the LHER is predominantly computerised and there is no dedicated public access terminal, it has to be searched and material extracted by a Lancashire County Council staff member, so commercial visits to the LHER are charged at the same price as remote queries, plus an additional fee of £167 per hour.

By applying these charges the LHER is granting a limited use licence for Copyright materials to be used in connection with a specific named project.

Data is supplied on the understanding that:

  • It will be used solely for project described in application
  • The digital data will not to be passed on to other bodies or retained after project completion without specific permission (except for reasonable project archive purposes).
  • The LHER will be acknowledged as the data provider where supplied data is used or referenced in reports.
  • The LHER takes reasonable measures to ensure that the data it supplies is verified and validated, however, by their nature, archaeological records can be subjective, based on the skill and experience of the original recorders. No warranty is expressed or implied in respect of the accuracy of the underlying data.

Datasets supplied and price

Please note that where a search produces an excessive number of results we reserve the right to reduce the search area as appropriate.

Baseline search

Supplied either as GIS datasets (ESRI shapefiles) or a printed map (PDF), plus a full report on monuments and events (PDF) and associated grey literature reports (as available). Data included: Scheduled Monuments; Registered Parks and Gardens; Listed Buildings; non-designated sites in the Lancashire HER:

Up to 1km radius from a point (or equivalent area – 3.1416 km2) search - £230 (minimum charge). £11.50 per additional 1 km2 (or part) up to 5,000 km2, £7.50 per additional 1 km2 over 5,000 km2.

A £37 surcharge will be applied if a polygon search is requested unless an appropriate vectorised boundary is supplied.

Extracts from other single area-based heritage datasets

For example Historic Landscape Character, Extensive Urban Survey. This to include either GIS datasets supplied as ESRI shapefiles or PDF maps:

1km radius from a point (or equivalent area -3.1416km2) search - £230 (minimum charge). £11.50 per additional 1 km2 (or part) up to 5,000 km2, £7.50 per additional 1 km2 over 5,000 km2

Please note that Historic Landscape Character and Extensive Urban Survey data, copies of OS 1840s 1:10560 and 1890s 1:2500 mapping is available to view, but not download, on the Lancashire County Council Mario site

Bespoke data enquiries

Please provide details of your enquiry and wherever possible we will provide a quote. Price is as baseline search fees plus £209 per hour.

This charging policy will be reviewed annually to take account of inflation.