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Useful contacts

(An * denotes membership of CBA, correct at time of publication)

National Organisations
Records & Research Resources
Local Authority Services & HERs


National Organisations

* Council for British Archaeology
Beatrice de Cardi House, 66 Bootham, York YO30 7BZ
Mike Heyworth, Director
Mike Pitts, Editor British Archaeology
Tel: 01904 671 417
Fax: 01904 671 384

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building, University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB
Tel: 0118 378 6446
Fax: 0118 378 6448
Email: admin@archaeologists.net

English Heritage
West Midlands Region
The Axis, 10 Holliday Street, Birmingham B1 1TG
Tel: 0121 625 6820
Fax: 0121 625 6821
Email: west.midlands@english-heritage.org.uk
Inspectors of Ancient Monuments
Shropshire - Bill Klemperer - 0121 625 6847
Warwickshire, West Midland, Staffordshire and Worcester City - Ian George - 0121 625 6859
Worcestershire and Herefordshire - Tony Fleming
Inspectors of Historic Buildings
John Yates - 0121 625 6846
Alan Taylor - 0121 625 6848
Nick Molyneux - 0121 625 6857
Regional Science Advisor
Lisa Moffet - 07769 960 022

* Historic England Archive
(formerly the National Monuments Record)
Historic England Archive, The Engine House, Firefly Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2EH
Tel: 01793 414 600
Fax: 01793 414 606
Email: archive@HistoricEngland.org.uk

Heritage Gateway (in partnership with ALGAO and IHBC)
Here you can search across NATIONAL and LOCAL records of England's historic sites and buildings.
Email: heritagegateway@english-heritage.org.uk

National Trust (Mercia Region)
Attingham Park, Atcham, Shropshire SY4 4TP
Jeremy Milln, Field Archaeologist
Tel: 01743 708 100

Portable Antiquities Scheme
Comb & PAS logo © Portable Antiquities Scheme
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Tel: 0207 323 8618
Email: info@finds.org.uk

Finds Liaison Officers in the West Midlands area

Herefordshire & Shropshire
Peter Reavill
Ludlow Library & Museum Resource Centre, 7-9 Parkway, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2PG
Tel: 01584 813 641
Fax: 01584 813 666

Staffordshire & West Midlands
Teresa Gilmore
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3DH
Tel: 0121 303 4636
Fax: 0121 303 1394

Warwickshire & Worcestershire
Angie Bolton
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Foregate St. Worcester, Worcestershire WR1 1DT
Tel: 01905 25371


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Records & Research Resources

Birmingham City Archives
Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND
Tel: 0121 242 4242 (Monday to Friday, 11am-5pm)
Email: enquiries@libraryofbirmingham.com

Black Country History website
Your key to unlocking local archive and museum collections in the Black Country.

Coventry History Centre
Coventry Heritage and Arts Trust, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP
Tel: 02476 237 583
Email: HistoryCentre@theherbert.org

Dudley Archives and Local History Centre
Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ (next to the Black Country Living Museum)
Tel: 01384 812 770
Email: Dudley Archives

Hereford Cathedral
5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG
Tel: 01432 374 200
Email: office@herefordcathedral.org

Herefordshire Archive and Records
Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre, Fir Tree Lane, Rotherwas, Hereford HR2 6LA
Tel: 01432 260 750
Email: archives@herefordshire.gov.uk

Lichfield Joint Record Office
Lichfield Library, The Friary, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6QG
Tel: 01543 510 720
Fax: 01543 510 715
Email: lichfield.record.office@staffordshire.gov.uk

Newcastle Borough Museum & Art Gallery
Brampton Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 0QP
Tel: 01782 619 705
Email: bramptonmuseum@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service
Smethwick Library, High Street, Smethwick Warley B66 1AA
Tel: 0121 558 2561
Fax: 0121 555 6064
Email: archives_service@sandwell.gov.uk

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office
The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6QW
Tel: 01789 204 016
Fax: 01789 262 073
Email: info@shakespeare.org.uk

Shropshire Archives
Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AQ
Tel: 01743 255 350
Fax: 01743 255 355
Email: archives@shropshire.gov.uk

Staffordshire County Record Office
Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LZ
Tel: 01785 278 373/379/380
Fax: 01785 278 384
Email: staffordshire.record.office@staffordshire.gov.uk

Walsall Local History Centre
Essex Street, Walsall, West Midlands WS2 7AS
Tel: 01922 721 305
Fax: 01922 634 954
Email: localhistorycentre@walsall.gov.uk

* Warwickshire County Record Office
Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick CV34 4JS
Archive and Historic Environment Manager: Sam Collenette
Tel: 01926 738 959
Fax: 01926 738 969
Email: recordoffice@warwickshire.gov.uk

Warwickshire County Record Office now closes to the public for the first complete week in every calendar month. Please check our opening times on our web page.

West Midlands Regional Research Framework
Archaeology Data Service is the new home of the West Midlands Research Framework. Here you will find downloadable files of the 2011 Research Framework (Resource Assessment and Research Agenda) and the 2002/3 Research Papers.
See also article by Roger White on Researching Romans in the West Midlands.

William Salt Library
Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LZ
Tel: 01785 278 372
Fax: 01785 278 414
Email: william.salt.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies
Wolverhampton City Archives, Molineux Hotel Building, Whitmore Hill, Wolverhampton WV1 1SF
Tel: 01902 552 480
Minicom: 01902 555 554
Fax: 01902 552 481
Email: archives@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Wolverhampton History & Heritage Website
All about the history and heritage of Wolverhampton

Worcester Cathedral Library
c/o 10a College Green, Worcester WR1 2LH
Tel: 01905 611 002 (by arrangement)

* Worcestershire Archaeological Society Library
housed in The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PB, as part of the University of Worcester's Library.

Worcestershire Library & History Centre
Worcestershire County Council Archive and Archaeology Service Research Collections, The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PB
Tel: 01905 822 866
Email: wlhc@worcestershire.gov.uk

Worcestershire Archive Service
Worcestershire Record Office and History Centre have merged with the Archaeology service to form Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, which is now located at The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PB
Tel: 01905 822 866
Email: archives@worcestershire.gov.uk


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Local Authority Services & Historic Environment Records

* Archaeology in Birmingham
Postal address: Planning Management, Birmingham City Council, PO Box 28, Birmingham B1 1TU
Address for Visitors: Planning Management, 1 Lancaster Circus Queensway, Birmingham B4 7DJ
Fax: 0121 303 3193

Birmingham Historic Environment Record

* Coventry City Council
Conservation and Archaeology Team, Civic Centre 4, Much Park St, Coventry CV1 2PY
Chris Patrick, Planning Archaeologist
Tel: 02476 831 271
Graham Tait, Historic Environment Record Officer
Tel: 02476 832 795
Web: www.coventry.gov.uk/her

* Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Strategic Planning and Historic Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Directorate of Place, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL
Tel: 01384 814 136
Email: localplan@dudley.gov.uk

Dudley Historic Environment Record

Herefordshire Archaeology
Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre, Fir Tree Lane, Rotherwas, Hereford HR2 6LA
Email: HEREnquiries@herefordshire.gov.uk
Julian Cotton, Archaeological Advisor - 01432 383 350
Tim Hoverd, Archaeological Projects Manager - 01432 383 352
Liam Delaney, HER Officer - 01432 260 130

Sandwell Sites and Monuments Record
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Regeneration & Economy, Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, West Midlands B67 3DE
Alison Bishop, Conservation Officer - 0121 569 4033

Shropshire Historic Environment Team
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Tel: 01743 255 657
Email: historic.environment@shropshire.gov.uk

Shropshire Historic Environment Record
Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND
Tel: 01743 255 657
Email: historic.environment@shropshire.gov.uk
For access to copies of the HER Records online visit the Discovering Shropshire's History or Heritage Gateway websites.

* Staffordshire County Council
Rural County, Staffordshire Place 1, Wedgwood Building, Tipping Street, Stafford ST16 2DH
Stephen Dean, Principal Archaeologist - 01785 277 290
Suzy Blake, Historic Environment Record Officer - 01785 277 281
Debbie Taylor, Landscape Archaeologist - 01785 277 285
Julie Hall, Historic Environment Officer (Built Environment) - 01785 277 282

Staffordshire Historic Environment Record
Email: her@staffordshire.gov.uk
The Historic Environment Record can be accessed online via the Heritage Gateway website.
Some information is also available through the County Council's LocalView online mapping system.

* Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Planning Policy and Design, City Renewal, PO Box 630, Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH
Tel: 01782 236 680
Fax: 01782 232 171
Email: heritage@stoke.gov.uk

Stoke-on-Trent Historic Environment Record

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Walsall Historic Environment Records are available online on the Heritage Gateway

* Archaeology Warwickshire
The Butts, Warwick CV34 4SS
Tel: 01926 412 278
Fax: 01926 412 974
Email: fieldarchaeology@warwickshire.gov.uk
Stuart Palmer, Business Manager
Dr Catherine Coutts, Senior Archaeologist (Buildings)
Pete Thompson, Senior Archaeologist (Excavation)
Bryn Gethin, Project Officer

Wolverhampton Archaeology and Historic Environment Record
Wolverhampton City Council, Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1RP
Eleanor Ramsey, Archaeology and Historic Environment Officer
Tel: 01902 555 493
Information on the HER can be accessed via the following links: Heritage Gateway and Black Country History

* Worcester City Historic Environment Record
Archaeology and HER, Worcester City Council, The Guildhall, High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY
Fax: 01905 722 454
Email: archaeology@worcester.gov.uk
James Dinn, Archaeological Officer - 01905 721 132
Sheena Payne-Lunn, Historic Environment Record Officer - 01905 721 133

* Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PB
Oliver Russell, HER Manager - 01905 765 560
Victoria Bryant - Archive and Archaeology Service Manager - 01905 765 506

* Worcestershire Historic Environment Record
The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PB
Tel: 01905 765 922
Emma Hancox - Historic Environment Policy and Advisory Manager - 01905 765 654
Deborah Overton - Historic Environment Record Officer - Outreach - 01905 765 905


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