Ric Tyler – Buildings Archaeologist

Archival and Desk-Based Research

The starting point for the study of any house or building is the undertaking of a programme of archival research. This normally involves a visit to the national, county and local record offices to review historic archive collections including historic maps and plans, photographic collections, trade and street directories, census returns and electoral registers.

Documentary sources can add to the understanding of the origin and development of a building, its history, use and occupation and can greatly inform the analysis of the building itself.

Documentary research will normally be undertaken in conjunction with a programme of building assessment or detailed recording.

Ric Tyler – Buildings Archaeologist