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Research & analysis

As architectural historians, historical research is always a key aspect of every project we do.  Most of our work then interprets that research to develop an analysis of significance or policies to guide management, but our historical research may be all that you need. Alternatively, it might be that our analytical skills can be used to assess an existing project.

As an example, you may wish to know more about your property or site and how it as developed over the years.  Historical images, maps and drawings can either accompany a written summary, or can be used for display, adding interest for you, your guests, or your clients.  We can help you source archive material; arrange copying and reproduction licences; write descriptive texts that are as detailed or concise as you require; present our findings as reports or as interpretative materials; or liaise with other professionals, supplying them with the information they need.

Our historical research also informs many architectural projects across the office – it may be historically-accurate joinery details, plasterwork or decorative schemes that will be reinterpreted or reinstated.  Irrespective of the nature of the project, our team will produce unique research that is of a very high quality.
 


Case studies:

Heritage at Risk

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Crossbasket Castle

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