The role of the Historic Environment Service is to identify, record, protect, conserve, present and interpret the historic environment of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Cornwall has a rich and diverse historic environment formed by the physical evidence of all aspects of human activity from earliest prehistory to the late twentieth century. It ranges from prehistoric sites, medieval buildings and historic mine sites to recent military remains.
The Historic Environment Service provide the following services:
- Manage and run the Cornwall and Scilly Historic Environment Record;
- Provide a countryside advice service to landowners and others on the management of the rural historic environment through agri-environment schemes;
- Give advice to all on the significance of the historic environment and how it might best be managed and conserved;
The service is also registered as an archaeological organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
Planning, Conservation Area and Listed Building information is available on Cornwall Council's Planning pages.
Information about Cornwall's mining heritage can be found on the website for the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site team.