Ric Tyler – Buildings Archaeologist

Full List Of Projects

Vernacular

Attingham Farmsteads Assessment, 2015
Rapid assessment of eleven historic farmsteads on the Attingham Estate, Shropshire.

Benthall Hall Farm, Broseley, Shropshire, 2017
Detailed drawn and photographic record and assessment of multi-phase farm complex associated with late 16th-century house.

Castle Cottages, Tattershall, Lincolnshire, 2015
Historic Building Record and Assessment in respect of Grade II listed farmhouse to inform internal re-ordering.

Cronkhill Farm, Atcham, Shropshire, 2012
Detailed drawn and photographic record and assessment of early-mid 19th-century farm complex associated with John Nash’s Cronkhill Villa of c.1802-5.

Dudmaston Hall, Shropshire, 2016
Detailed drawn and photographic record and assessment of former brewhouse and stables/coach house ranges.

Lichfield Chambers, Queen Square, Wolverhampton, 2012
Historic building assessment of rare 16th-century house in Wolverhampton town centre prior to refurbishment.

Manor Farm Barn, Old Burghclere, Hampshire, 2010
Archaeological survey and fabric analysis of Grade I listed, 15th-century, timber-framed aisled barn to inform restoration.

North-West Wales Dendrochronology Project / Dating Old Welsh Houses Project, 2011-2018
Rapid recording of a total of thirteen 15th-/ 16th-century houses in and around Snowdonia, north-west Wales to complement dendrochronological study.
View sample report (follow external link on Coflein)

Old Hall, Old Marton, Shropshire, 2017
‘Level 2’ historic building record of  Grade II* listed, late-16th-century timber-framed farmhouse, undertaken as part of a wider ‘condition survey’ at the request of Historic England, with a view to informing a phase of proposed building repair and refurbishment.
View submitted report (external link via ADS)

Old Malthouse, Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton, 2014
Historic Building Record and Assessment in respect of 17th-century former Malthouse.

Reader’s House, Ludlow, 2011
Full architectural record of Grade I listed, early 17th-century house, with Jacobean timber-framed porch.

Rudds Bridge, Rock, Worcestershire, 2014
Conditional recording of 18th/19th-century cottage.

Shelter Shed, Home Farm, Croft Castle, Herefordshire, 2013
Detailed recording of derelict shelter shed at Home Farm in advance of installation of bio-mass boiler.

The Hole, Whitbourne, Herefordshire, 2011
Detailed record of ruinous remains of 19th-century agricultural building including evidence for former 17th century timber-framed domestic range.

The Oaks, Bringsty, Herefordshire, 2015
Historic Building Record and Assessment in respect of Grade II listed farmhouse as condition of planning consent /LBC for internal improvements/refurbishment.

The Weir, Kenchester, Herefordshire, 2011
Detailed recording of early 20th-century conservatory extension to 18th-century house, to inform future management options.

The Weir, Kenchester, Herefordshire, 2015
Detailed recording of stables and coach house ranges adjunct to 18th-century house, to inform design proposals for remodelling.

Tomkins Farmhouse, Martley, Worcestershire, 2011
Detailed survey of 15th-century cruck-built farmhouse ahead of refurbishment.

Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton; Stable Block, 2011
Detailed recording of stables ranges, adapted from former agricultural complex in late-19th century.

Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton; Old Malthouse, 2014
Detailed recording of 17th-century former malthouse.

Woodlands Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Staffordshire, 2014
Conditional photographic record of post-WWII, Unity ‘pre-fab’ houses prior to demolition.

Country Houses, Manor Houses etc

Attingham Park Stables, 2016
Historic building record and assessment of Grade II* listed, late 18th-century stable block to inform proposed internal reordering.
View submitted report (external link)

Benthall Hall, Broseley, Shropshire, 2012
Detailed recording and assessment of late-16th century country house with relic early 16th-century timber-framed elements.

Canons Ashby House, Warwickshire, 2014
Historic Building Recording and Assessment of 18th-century stable block undertaken to inform proposed internal reordering.
View submitted report (external link)

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire, 2013
Detailed record and assessment of 17th-century stable block to inform internal reordering.
View submitted report (external link)

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire, 2016
Detailed record and analysis of 17th-century service range (incl. 18th-centiury brewhouse) and associated, 19th-century structures, to inform NT ‘in-house’ CMP.
View submitted report (external link)

Hay Castle House, Powys, 2015
Detailed record and analysis of 17th-century house to inform comprehensive Conservation Management Plan.

Longshaw Lodge, Hathersage, Derbyshire, 2015
Historic Building Record and Assessment of 19th-century shooting lodge and associated chapel, stables and coach house, undertaken to inform design process for proposed conversions.

Lower Brockhampton Manor House, Herefordshire, 2013
Historical research, drawn and photographic survey of 15th-century, timber-framed manor house undertaken to inform representation of property to public.

Moseley Old Hall, Featherstone Staffordshire, 2014
Detailed record of early 17th-century, former timber-framed house, encased in brick in 19th century.

Shugborough Park, Staffordshire, 2017
‘Level 2’ record of early 19th-century gate lodge, moved in c.1845-7 for the construction of the Trent Valley Railway.

The Dower House, Quatt, Shropshire, 2010
Detailed recording of Queen Anne house, extended in 19th century for use as a Poor Law District School.

Wilderhope Manor, Shropshire, 2014
Detailed record and assessment of late 16th-century manor house, undertaken in tandem with programme of roof repairs.

Industrial

Barr and Grosvenor Foundry, Wolverhampton, 2009
Full survey of 19th and 20th-century foundry complex.

Chance’s Glassworks, Smethwick, Birmingham, 2007
Detailed recording and assessment of 19th-century glass manufactory in advance of redevelopment.

Commercial Road Electricity Generating Station, Gloucester, 2010
Recording and appraisal of fragmentary remains of early 20th-century generating plant.

Cottam Power Station, Nottinghamshire, 2018
Comprehensive record of still-operational, 1960s 2,000MW coal-fired power station in Trent Valley near Retford, Nottinghamshire

Goodyear Tyre Factory, Wolverhampton, 2007
Rapid assessment and targeted recording of extensive 20th-century industrial factory complex in advance of demolition/redevelopment.

Hill & Evans Vinegar Works, Lowesmoor, Worcester, 2015
Conditional building record of five structures formerly forming part of 19th-century vinegar manufactory prior to demolition / refurbishment.
View submitted report (external link)

Ironbridge Power Station, Shropshire, 2017
Winner of Association of Industrial Archaeology (AIA) Archaeological Report Award (Funded Projects) 2018

Comprehensive record of surviving ‘Ironbridge A’ (1930s) and ‘Ironbridge B’ (1960s) Power Station structures during decommissioning.
View submitted report (external link)

Lea Quarries, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, 2009
Record and heritage assessment of mid-20th century limestone quarry plant to inform discussions on possible future use.
View submitted report (external link)

Lichfield Maltings, Lichfield, Staffordshire, 2011
Recording and appraisal of late 19th-century floor maltings in advance of conversion to residential use, including the detailed recording of primary plant.

Middleport Pottery, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, 2012
Winner of Association of Industrial Archaeology (AIA) Archaeological Report Award (Funded Projects) 2014 (in collaboration with IGMT)

Detailed recording, interpretation and assessment (in collaboration with Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust) of 19th-century pottery works.

Niphon Works, Wolverhampton, 2007
Evaluation and photographic record of 19th-century japanning works.

Old Bull’s Head, Lower Gornal, West Midlands, 2010
Recording and assessment of late 19th-century tower brewery in advance of refurbishment.

Reilloc Chain, Foley Mill, Kidderminster, 2013
Conditional recording of 1930s former spinning mill related to carpet manufacture prior to demolition.
View submitted report (external link)

Royal Worcester Porcelain Works, 2016-2017
Conditional recording of fourteen industrial / administrative ranges prior to demolition / refurbishment.
View submitted report (external link)

Rugeley ‘B’ Power Station, Staffordshire, 2018
Conditional recording of decommissioned, 1960s 1,000MW coal-fired power station prior to demolition.

Sunbeamland, Wolverhampton, 2007
Evaluation and photographic record of late 19th/20th-century industrial complex to inform initial discussions regarding possibilities for redevelopment.

Town Mill, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, 2012
Drawn and photographic record of surviving elements of late 18th/19th-century flour mill.

Trinity Press Print Works, London Road, Worcester, 2014
Conditional recording of 1930s print works prior to demolition and redevelopment.
View submitted report (external link)

West Burton ‘A’ Power Station, Nottinghamshire, 2018
Comprehensive record of still-operational, 1960s 2,000MW coal-fired power station in Trent Valley near Retford, Nottinghamshire

Worcester, White Ladies, 2014
Conditional recording of early 20th-century garage/workshop prior to demolition for redevelopment.

Institutional

Bucknall Hospital, Stoke on Trent, 2013
Conditional recording of late 19th-century infectious diseases hospital prior to partial demolition and redevelopment.

Battenhall Mount, Worcester, 2017
Comprehensive photographic record of mid-late 19th-century Italianate villa and associated stables/gatehouse/cottage, repurposed as independent girls’ school in 1930s, in advance of adaptation.
View submitted report (external link)

Dudley Road Schools, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, 2013
Historical research, detailed building recording and assessment of 1873 Board School to inform proposals for HLF-funded programme of refurbishment.
View submitted report (external link)

Dudley Schools, 2009-2010
Recording and appraisal of a number of late 19th-/early 20th-century school buildings (School Board and LEA) to inform discussions on potential redevelopment.

Guest Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands, 2011
Detailed drawn and photographic study ahead on conversion and partial demolitions.
View submitted report (external link)

Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, 2012
Drawn and photographic study of late 19th and early 20th-century hospital administration, ward, and nurses accommodation blocks and laundry block prior to demolition.

MG Building, University of Wolverhampton, 2011
Detailed drawn and photographic record of 1950s purpose built gymnasium block, formerly part of Staffordshire Technical College, prior to demolition.

New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, 2009
Drawn and photographic study of 19th-century former workhouse buildings prior to demolition.

South Shropshire District Council Offices, Corve Street , Ludlow, 2016
Historic Building Record of cold war, district level nuclear monitoring station and 19th-century stables / coach house in advance of demolition/ refurbishment.
View submitted report (external link)

Wolverhampton Grammar School, 2012
Survey and photographic record of 20th-century fives courts and former OTC rifle range in advance of demolition.
View submitted report (external link)

Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire, 2008
Pre-demolition recording of Victorian and 20th-century barracks buildings.

Worcester College of Technology, Barbourne, Worcester, 2014
Conditional historic building recording of 1920 school building ahead of partial demolition and redevelopment.
View submitted report (external link)

Castles / Fortifications

Chateau de Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France, 1996-98
Comprehensive architectural study of 10th-century fortified ‘proto-castle’ undertaken in tandem with 18-month long excavation project.

Kilkenny City Walls
Fieldwork and co-authorship of Conservation Management Plan.
View published CMP (external link)

Boarstall Tower, Buckinghamshire
Architectural study of 14th-century gatehouse and archaeological watching brief during refurbishment.

Ecclesiastical

Oxford, St Aldates Church, 1999
Archaeological watching brief, including targeted excavation and building recording undertaken during internal ground reduction and refurbishment.

Newlands Chapel, Kent
Detailed architectural study of Romanesque Chapel.

Dover, Church of St Martin-le Grande
Architectural recording in advance of consolidation work.