Heritage, local history and archives

Information on Essex's past, from heritage, archives and art collections, to specialist advice on listed buildings and the historic environment

Historical records and archives

Visit the Essex Record Office (ERO) for historic records and archives about Essex.

The ERO also provides other services, such as:

Alongside its archival holdings, Essex Record Office looks after a significant collection of art.

Historic environment services

Visit Place Services for specialist advice and services in the following areas:

They also offer expertise in the built environment and natural environment.

See also Historic England for information on listed buildings, heritage at risk and related information.

Conservation areas

A conservation area is a specific local area recognised as being worthy of preservation or enhancement. Local authorities are responsible for conservation areas. If you have a query about one, please contact the relevant local authority.

Report a treasure find

Treasure finds should be reported to the Coroner's Service.