The JESSOP Consultancy

Lichfield + Sheffield + Oxford

About Us

The JESSOP Consultancy is a heritage practice that specialises in understanding historic buildings and their settings.

It was founded in January 2012 and provides expertise that encompasses all aspects of the historic environment. We do however have a particular focus upon the survey and analysis of historic buildings and designed landscapes. All our core staff are experienced professionals and Corporate members of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

The practice has offices in Sheffield, Lichfield and Oxford and regularly undertakes commissions throughout the UK. Our in depth understanding of the planning process combined with our extensive experience of providing a wide range of heritage and archaeological services means that we can offer our Clients targeted solutions to their individual project.

Our expertise includes:

  • Planning Advice - Listed Buildings, Designated and non-designated Heritage Assets, Conservation Areas and Scheduled Monuments
  • Metric survey of historic buildings and structures
  • Archaeological analysis and interpretation of heitage assets
  • Architectural analysis and documentary research
  • Archaeological Consultancy, including local authority planning advice and development control


  • Conservation Statements
  • Desk-based Assessments
  • Heritage Appraisals 
  • Structural Watching briefs
  • House biographies, or histories

  • Industrial archaeology
  • Analytical earthwork and landscape survey
  • Estate surveys of built heritage features
  • Analysis of historic gardens
  • Lecturing and presenting papers for conservation courses, conferences and local history societies


  • Detailed building recording
  • b/w record photography (35mm and medium format)
  • Photogrammetry
  • Laser scanning
  • Drone survey
  • Specialist survey and research of graffiti, mason's marks, carvings and wallpaper
  • Sampling and analysis of paint and mortar