I also work as a historic buildings consultant and am an Associate of Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd. I have collaborated on a report on the Old Bishop’s Palace at Ely with architect Oliver Caroe, and we are both currently working on a Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd Project preparing the management plan for the part ruined mansion house of Nymans in Sussex. We put great store by good clear organisation, good quality visual material and good reading English in these reports. I also provide expert opinions, including statements of significance on historic houses and historic churches, before works are carried out. I have also been advising Red Book Agency on contemporary country house architects working in traditional styles.
I am also currently the Hon Tutor to the Plunket Scholars of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, guiding the Lethaby scholars at the outset of their three months visiting British country houses to widen their outlook and experience for their future careers. I also sit on the Ely Cathedral Fabric Committee of experts who advise on the conservation and architectural matters relating to the cathedral, under the Pastoral Measures.
I have already sat on a series of expert committees including the Victorian Society Buildings Subcommittee (south), the Council for the Care of Churches, the Council for the Care of Churches (Sculpture and Furnishings subcommittee), the Pevsner Architectural Guides Trust and chaired the Peer Review Panel for the Churches Conservation Trust. In 2011 I was a judge for the Hudson’s Heritage Group Awards, along with Norman Hudson, Lady Lucinda Lambton and Simon Forrester.
Hudson’s Heritage Awards
This photo shows me with Lucinda Lambton and Norman Hudson, we formed the first panel of judges for the newly launched Hudson’s Heritage Awards in late 2011 I have also been the Hudson awards judge for 2012.