The JESSOP Consultancy

Lichfield + Sheffield + Oxford

Historic Buildings


Historic buildings come in many forms, sizes, dates and states of repair. With a Conservation focused approach we are able to provide specialist advice to assess and understand the significance of a historic building and its setting.

Often we are involved with preparing Written Schemes of Investigation, followed by the detailed archaeological survey of standing buildings using a variety of techniques including hand survey, laser scanning, photogrammetry and b/w photography.

We undertake the targeted recording of historic fabic, often as part of initial opening up work to historic buildings, and also structural watching briefs during schemes of repair and conservation.


  • Hardwick Hall - East Loggia (on behalf of the National Trust). Detailed analytical survey of exposed 16th century roof timbers during repair and conservation;
  • Overton House, Wiltshire (on behalf of the Burderop Estate). Detailed metric survey (laser scanning) of a large 16th century house, to produce a Historic England Level 4 record of the exposed standing fabric;
  • Gorhambury House, Hertfordshire (on behalf of the Gorhambury Estate). Detailed recording of 18th century mansion during conservation repairs and watching brief during external groundworks and up-grade of services.
  • Chatsworth House, Derbyshire (on behalf of the Chatsworth House Trustees). A detailed scheme of historic building recording, project management and consultancy was undertaken during the recently completed £32.7 million Masterplan.