Evaluating Conservation Outcomes

Conservation outcomes

In the UK, the Heritage Lottery Fund invests in a wide range of conservation activities and heritage assets, involving landscapes, biodiversity, collections, archives, and historic buildings and structures.  We were commissioned by the HLF to carry out the final two years of a three year research programme, investigating the conservation outcomes of its investment in […]


Liverpool Maritime Mercantile and Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Sites

Outside of the UK, Heritage Places has worked on World Heritage Sites in Europe and Asia, including projects in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.  Such work has involved: feeding an understanding of heritage, significance and development impacts into sub-regional and city master planning processes; capacity building for WHS management staff; auditing site […]


Dartington Hall – Heritage in a Rich, Dynamic, Living Landscape

Darlington Trust

The Dartington Hall estate today is a 485 hectare mix of arable and pastoral farmland, woodland, parkland and gardens, and commercial and residential property.  It lies within a great curve of the river Dart in the South Hams district of south Devon and on fertile undulating land. The estate is owned and managed by the […]


Understanding Taunton’s Civic Heritage

Taunton Heritage

Although not recognised as such today, the stature of civic Taunton (the County Town of Somerset) was once clearly expressed in a grouping of significant buildings on the western edge of town, not far from its medieval castle.  Taunton gaol was built in 1754 at Wilton beside a new turnpike road known as Shuttern.  Over […]


Revitalising Keynsham’s Civic Centre


Keynsham in Somerset has long been an important communication node, lying at the crossing point of the River Chew on the principal road between the cities of Bristol and Bath.  In the early 1960s, a substantial part of its historic core and surviving tight medieval urban grain was erased to create a large flat aggregated […]


Surveying Heritage At Risk in the Weavers’ Triangle


The Weavers’ Triangle is the modern name for an once economically-vital historic area, now recognised as one of the finest industrial landscapes in the country, on the western edge of Burnley’s town centre.  Lying either side of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, the district accommodated the town’s principal 19th century spinning mills and weaving sheds […]


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