Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site. What's in these terms? These terms tell you the rules for using "GLHER Online". Click on the tabs below for more information on each area.
Who we are and how to contact us
"GLHER Online" (glher.historicengland.org.uk) is a site operated by The Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, otherwise known as Historic England ("we", "us", and "our").
GLHER Online allows you to access a range of information from the Greater London Historic Environment Record database ("GLHER") and uses "Arches for HERs", powered by Arches, an open-source heritage data management platform developed by the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund.
If you have a query about GLHER Online, please email [email protected] or telephone on 020 7973 3214 or 3731.
For more information about Historic England generally, please see our website or contact us at [email protected] or on 0370 333 0607.
By using GLHER Online you accept these terms
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use GLHER Online.
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
There are other terms that may apply to you
GLHER search requests
You may decide, after using GLHER Online, to contact the GLHER team to request further information, data or resources from GLHER. If you do this, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions, such as a licence to use the requested information, data or resources, which will be made available to you at the time.
In certain circumstances, charges may apply.
For further information about how to request a search from the GLHER team, including indicative timescales for completion of a search, please see the GLHER information page.
Please note that you must not use any of the information that you have found using GLHER Online for commercial purposes, without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors. Please see Request a search for further information.
We may make changes to these terms
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use GLHER Online, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
These terms were most recently updated in August 2023.
We may make changes to GLHER Online
We may update and change GLHER Online from time to time.
We may suspend or withdraw GLHER Online
GLHER Online is made available to General Users free of charge.
We do not guarantee that GLHER Online, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of GLHER Online for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets all relevant technical specifications necessary to use GLHER Online and is compatible with GLHER Online.
We may transfer this agreement to someone else
We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens, including by issuing a statement on GLHER Online, and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
GLHER Online is intended for users in the United Kingdom
GLHER Online is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through GLHER Online is appropriate for use or available in other locations.
You must keep your account details safe
General Users do not need any login details to access GLHER Online, although we reserve the right to change this in the future.
In the event that you are asked to choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of any of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected] or telephone on 020 7973 3214 or 3731.
How you may use GLHER Online
You must use GLHER Online and the information available from GLHER Online responsibly. No such information may be used for or in connection with any unlawful, immoral or anti-social purpose, or in a manner which is or may be damaging to our name or reputation or prejudicial to any of the featured sites or properties, their owners or occupants.
GLHER Online is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of users wishing to interrogate the information online. Due to limitations of IT equipment and bandwidth, GLHER Online is not intended to be a source for bulk downloads. Accordingly, users, IP addresses or blocks of IP addresses who deny or degrade service to other users by generating unusually high numbers of database accesses, whether generated manually or by automated means, may be denied access to GLHER Online’s services without notice.
How you may use material on GLHER Online
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in GLHER Online, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from GLHER Online for your use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on GLHER Online.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on GLHER Online must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on GLHER Online for commercial purposes, including by using it to create a product or materials for sale to other organisations or members of the public or for the supply of charged for services, without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
No text or data mining, or web scraping
You shall not conduct, facilitate, authorise or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to GLHER Online or any services provided via, or in relation to, GLHER Online. This includes using (or permitting, authorising or attempting the use of):
- Any "robot", "bot", "spider", "scraper" or other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, code, process or methodology to access, obtain, copy, monitor or republish any portion of the site or any data, content, information or services accessed via the same.
- Any automated analytical technique aimed at analysing text and data in digital form to generate information, which includes but is not limited to patterns, trends and correlations.
The provisions in this clause should be treated as an express reservation of our rights in this regard, including for the purposes of Article 4(3) of Digital Copyright Directive ((EU) 2019/790).
This clause shall not apply insofar as (but only to the extent that) we are unable to exclude or limit text or data mining or web scraping activity by contract under the laws which are applicable to us.
Do not rely on information on this site
The content on GLHER Online is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice or authority on which you should rely. In particular, information on GLHER Online should not be used by itself as the basis for planning or other management advice or recommendations.
In all cases, the GLHER team should be contacted to obtain additional relevant information and advice prior to any such recommendations. Please see the GLHER information page for more information.
You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on GLHER Online.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on GLHER Online, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on GLHER Online is accurate, correct, complete, reliable, or up to date.
Please contact us at [email protected] or telephone on 020 7973 3214 or 3731 if you believe that any of the information on GLHER Online is inaccurate.
We are not responsible for websites we link to
Where GLHER Online contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
User-generated content is not approved by us
GLHER Online may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on GLHER Online do not represent our views or values.
How to complain about or report content
Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
Whether you are a consumer or a business user:
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any resources to you as a result of a GLHER search result. For further information about how to request a search from the GLHER team, please see the GLHER information page.
If you are a business user:
- We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to GLHER Online or any content on it.
- We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
- use of, or inability to use, GLHER Online; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on GLHER Online.
- In particular, we will not be liable for:
- loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
- business interruption;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
- any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
If you are a consumer user:
- Please note that we only provide GHLER Online for domestic and private use. You agree not to use GLHER Online for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
- If defective digital content that we have supplied, damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage that you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage that was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place any minimum system requirements advised by us from time to time.
How we may use your personal information
Uploading content to GLHER Online
General Users are not permitted, nor will be able, to upload any content to GLHER Online. Access for General Users is limited to read-only.
We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them
We do not guarantee that GLHER Online will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access GLHER Online You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse GLHER Online by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to GLHER Online, the server on which GLHER Online is stored or any server, computer or database connected to GLHER Online. You must not attack GLHER Online via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use GLHER Online will cease immediately.
Rules about linking to GLHER Online
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to GLHER Online in any website that is not owned by you.
GLHER Online must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of GLHER Online other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on GLHER Online other than that set out above, please contact [email protected]
Which country's laws apply to any disputes?
Our trade marks are registered
"Historic England" is a UK registered trade mark of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England.
"ARCHES" and "The Getty Conservation Institute" are registered trade marks of The J. Paul Getty Trust.
You are not permitted to use these trade marks without our approval (or the approval of the relevant trade mark holder), unless they are part of material you are using as permitted under How you may use material on GLHER Online (see the GLHER Access and Charging Policy).