Who Do I Contact?
Download a copy of the map showing the boroughs covered by each of the London archaeological advisers, their contact details, and those of the Greater London HER here.
Greater London Archaeological Advisory Service
1 Waterhouse Square
Greater London Historic Environment Record
The Historic Environment Record (formerly Sites and Monuments Record) contains the core data upon which we base our advice.
HER Manager: Stuart Cakebread Tel. 0207 973 3731
HER Project Officer: Patrick Booth Tel. 0207 973 3188
HER Officer: Melanie Millward Tel. 0207 973 3779
HER Officer: Laura Hampden Tel. 0207 973 3691
Archaeology Advisers provide advice to the London Boroughs, in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Historic Environment Planning Practice Guide, the London Plan and Borough planning policies.
They advise planners, developers, archaeologists and local people on the impact of proposed development on archaeological assets. Advisers monitor the quality of archaeological work undertaken by contractors and consultants.
South West London: Diane Abrams (with support from Laura O'Gorman)
London Boroughs: Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames and City of Westminster
North and East London: Adam Single
London Boroughs: Barking & Dagenham, Hackney, Haringey, Havering, Newham, Olympics Legacy, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
Advice for sites in the City of London and the London Borough of Southwark is given by their own archaeological advisers. Please contact them for further guidance.
The Regional Science Adviser provides guidance on all aspects of archaeological science in London, from dating techniques to the impact of piled foundations. This includes organising training days for the archaeological community.
Archaeological Science Adviser: Sylvia Warman
Inspector of Ancient Monuments
Some monuments are recognised as being of national or even international importance and protected under the Ancient Monuments and Areas Act 1979. It is a legal requirement to obtain consent for any works that affect scheduled ancient monuments.