Understanding Place: Historic Area Assessment

Course summary

Understanding Place: Historic Area Assessment



Overview

Historic Area Assessments aim to ensure that historical understanding informs the management of change in the built environment not just at the level of individual buildings but across the small and medium-scale historic landscapes that constitute ‘places’, particularly when these are threatened by rapid change or steady incremental loss. They provide an overview of the historical development and present-day character of towns, suburbs and rural settlements and an assessment of their current state and future value. This course will introduce the principles and methods of area assessments, allow participants to explore the approach through a practical exercise and illustrate ways in which it can lead to appropriate strategies for management, conservation and protection. 

It will be useful to those who are, or are likely to be, involved in the preparation, commissioning or use of Historic Area Assessments in a wide range of contexts, including the preparation of Masterplans, Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans, Heritage Partnership Agreements and the strategic management of the built heritage.

Programme details

TUESDAY 20 JUNE 2017

 

9.15am            Registration and coffee / tea

 

9.45am            Introduction

                        ADAM MENUGE, University of Cambridge

 

10.00am          An Introduction to landscape characterisation: methods and applications

                        ROGER M THOMAS, Historic England

 

11.00am          Coffee / tea

 

11.30am          Assessing local character and its origins: the nature, scope and purpose of Historic Area Assessments

                       ADAM MENUGE, University of Cambridge

 

12.30pm          Briefing for practical exercise

 

1.00pm            Lunch

 

2.00pm            PRACTICAL EXERCISE 1

This will involve fieldwork in Oxford; please come prepared for all weathers. The aim is to undertake an Outline Historic Area Assessment of a small area of Oxford and to process the results in a feedback session. Supporting material will be supplied.

 

4.00pm            Tea / coffee

 

4.30pm            Review of findings from Practical Exercise 1

 

5.30pm            Break

 

7.00pm            Dinner

 

8.15pm            Berwick-upon-Tweed case study

                        ADAM MENUGE, University of Cambridge

 

9.15pm            Close

 

WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE 2017

 

8.15am            Breakfast (residents only)

 

9.15am            Protecting historic areas: using assessments in a planning context

                       MARION BARTER, Architectural History Practice

 

10.15am          Involving communities: the Oxford Toolkit

                       ROBERT LLOYD-SWEET, Historic England

 

11.15am          Coffee / tea

 

11.45am          WORKSHOP

                        Briefing for practical exercise

 

12.00pm          PRACTICAL EXERCISE 2 (part 1)

This is a classroom-based exercise involving work in small groups to evolve a strategy for managing the area examined on the previous day

 

1.00pm            Lunch

 

2.00pm            PRACTICAL EXERCISE 2 (part 2)

This will involve fieldwork in Oxford; please come prepared for all weathers. The aim is to explore the management implications of the previous day’s findings and to process the results in a feedback session. Supporting material will be supplied.

 

3.30pm            Tea / coffee

 

4.00pm            Review of findings from Practical Exercise 2, and concluding discussion

 

5.00pm            Course disperses

 

National Occupational Standards for Town Planning/Conservation/Building Control : Supports the performance, knowledge and understanding requirements for COSTPCBCA41.1-A41.2-A41.3 Support neighbourhood planning and for COSTPCBC56.1-B5.2 Analyse, research and report on historic and heritage assets in conservation

Accommodation

Accommodation for this course is at Rewley House for Tuesday night only.

 

Depending on availability it may also be possible to extend your stay, please enquire at the time of booking for availability and prices.

 

All bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.

Fees

Tuition includes coffee/tea: £375.00
Baguette Lunch Tuesday & Wednesday: £8.80
Dinner Tuesday evening: £18.25
Full Hot Lunch Tuesday & Wednesday: £26.00
Single B&B Tuesday night: £72.60

Payment

Payment of fees must be made in full at the time of booking. Please note that businesses and organisations can be invoiced on provision of a Purchase Order and completed application form. These can be emailed to the CWHE Programme Administrator, email: professional.arch@conted.ox.ac.uk

Tutors

Ms Marion Barter

Course Director

The Architectural History Practice

Dr Adam Menuge

Course Director

Director, MSt in Building History, University of Cambridge

Mr Roger M Thomas

Tutor

Barrister and Archaeologist, Historic England

Application

Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please contact us to obtain an application form.