And, of course, where are Hitchin, Baldock, Rickmansworth, and other urban areas in Herts? These don't exist at all in this list except under their District name, because they are are non civil parishes, but are not unitary authorities. If you search for them you will get 'No matches'. If you search under 'North Hertfordshire (Non Civil Parish), North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire' you will get all the entries for both Baldock and Hitchin, and the same goes for others unless the town name is the same as the district name (like Stevenage, Watford, St Albans). But of course the user has to guess that this is the  case.

I have asked why they can't be given their actual names, in the form 'Baldock (Non Civil Parish), North Hertfordshire', but have been told it's too difficult.

On the other hand, it's easy enough to search using the new web mapping, for those of us who have signed up to it.


Dr Isobel Thompson
Historic Environment Record
Historic Environment Unit
Hertfordshire County Council

County Hall EMG CHN 108
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From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mike Shaw
Sent: 16 May 2012 14:19
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Subject: Heritage Gateway: problems with District/Borough/Unitary Authority list

I spent around 5 minutes looking for Wolverhampton on the District/Borough/Unitary authority list on Heritage Gateway before remembering that it was under C for City.  If the HER Officer for the area can't remember this, what chance has anyone else got?  Can I ask when this will be rectified?  It seems to me that this is the biggest current problem with Heritage Gateway and at a time when I am trying to demonstrate usage to my managers in order to ensure that they continue to pay the maintenance fee I feel that I am doing so with one hand tied behind my back.  Anyone from (the Cities of) Bristol, Derby, Kingston-on-Hull, Leicester, Nottingham, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent and Westminster agree?



Mike Shaw
City Archaeologist
Wolverhampton City Council
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