Archaeological Solutions

Historic Building Recording and Appraisal

A member of AS Historic Buildings Team carries out detailed recording of the fabric of a 12th century church in Suffolk. This building is thought to lie close to the site of a monastery founded by St Botolph in AD 654.A member of AS Historic Buildings Team carries out detailed recording of the fabric of a 12th century church in Suffolk. This building is thought to lie close to the site of a monastery founded by St Botolph in AD 654.

AS’ Historic Buildings team have a wide range of experience in the surveying and recording of historic buildings and structures.

The team carries out a variety of work, ranging from pre-planning/pre-determination heritage statements and impact assessments through to comprehensive detailed recording designed to fulfil the conditions of planning consent.

All work is carried out in adherence to Historic England specifications for recording (Levels 1 to 4) as well as the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists guidance on the investigation and recording of standing buildings or structures and this can be varied to suit the requirements of an individual client or project. Projects are carried out using a multi-disciplinary approach that includes documentary research, descriptive and technical analysis, and drawn and photographic survey to form a cohesive and integrated project report.

The Historic Buildings team have extensive experience working with historic structures of all types, such as agricultural and industrial buildings, ecclesiastical and institutional buildings, domestic and public buildings as well as military installations.  The projects vary substantially in date and scope from late 12th century open halls to mid-20th century printworks and from small vernacular dwellings through to large country houses, while covering a range of construction techniques and materials.

Our specialists’ formal qualifications span masters and doctoral levels, and include the Building History MSt degree from the University of Cambridge and the Archaeology of Buildings MA from the University of York.  The team benefits from membership of well-known national groups such as the Vernacular Architecture Group and Construction History Society and regularly attend conferences and day schools to maintain CPD.