Standing Buildings and Historical Conservation
- Module code
- Module leader
- Matt Reynolds
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 200 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 80 hours
- Teaching period
- Oct - Jun
Students will study a variety of scenarios which will highlight the diverse range of the historic environment. The themes explored will include recognising the importance of preserving the historic environment together with understanding the roles of relevant organisations, standing buildings designations including a review of legislative requirements and ethical considerations, practical recording of ancient buildings and how this can aid monitoring and restoration, traditional crafts awareness and considerations when reconstructing historic buildings (materials, skills, legislation), and responsibilities of land owners for safeguarding heritage resources in their care.
The underlying core of this module is to engage students in a number of arguments relating to the importance of preserving and restoring the historic environment while maintaining its practical use, while at the same time educating on the process of buildings protection, practical skills in recording, and raising awareness of the breadth of traditional skills.
To achieve credit for this module students must be able to:
- Undertake a simple satisfactory standing building survey which must include a drawn recording of an elevation.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the process and systems in place for protecting historic buildings through listing.
- Understand some of the traditional craft skills that are associated with historic building preservation.
|Coursework||Standing Building Recording||50%|
|Coursework||Essay on listed buildings consent||25%|
|Coursework||Poster on traditional crafts||25%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Hutton, B. (1986) Recording standing buildings. University of Sheffield (Rescue Series)
- Suddards, A. W., Hicken, D. and Hardman, P (1988) Listed buildings: The law and practice of history buildings, ancient monuments and conservation areas. 2nd revised ed. Sweet and Maxwell
- Pennick, N. C. (2002) Masterworks: The arts and crafts of traditional buildings in northern Europe. Heart of Albion Press
- Campbell, G. (2001) Heritage law and policy: Listed buildings and conservation areas. Xpl Publishing
- Barker, P. (1993) Techniques of Archaeological excavation. 3rd Ed. Routledge
- Renfrew, C. and Bahn P. (2008). Archaeology: Theories, methods and practice. 5th Ed. Thames and Hudson.
- Grant, J., Gorin, S. and Fleming, N. (2008) The archaeology coursebook: An introduction to themes, sites, methods and skills. 3rd Ed. Routledge
- McGovern, U. (2009) Lost crafts: Rediscovering traditional skills. Chambers
- Wright, W. (1991). Craft techniques for traditional buildings. Batsford.
- Conservation Bulletin. English Heritage. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/conservation-bulletin/
- Journal of Environmental Education. Routledge, Taylor and Frances Group. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/vjee20/current