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HE – Understanding Historic Buildings Training Course

16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019


Learn key building investigation, interpretation and recording skills with this practical course, where expert tutors will show you how to observe, analyse, hand-measure, draw and photograph historic buildings.

This course is intended for anyone working with historic buildings who would like a deeper understanding of fabric analysis, hand-measuring and hand-drawing. You may be working as a buildings archaeologist, historic buildings consultant or conservation officer, or in a related area such as architecture, surveying, engineering, archaeology or land management. Or maybe you are considering a career in one of these areas.

  • Day 1: sessions on analysing historic buildings, and an introduction to how to record them.
  • Day 2: a field exercise in Oxford, followed by presentations and discussions, then a session on photographing historic buildings
  • Day 3: full day exercise outside Oxford in building analysis and recording techniques.
  • Day 4: studio sessions on drawing and report writing, followed by discussion of the previous day’s case study.

The course fee for four days is £560, to include all tuition, lunch and daily refreshments as well as travel to and from the building recording venue on Day 3.

To reserve your place on this course please email your completed form to: Train@HistoricEngland.org.uk.


Historic England


St Anne’s College, Oxford
56 Woodstock Rd
Oxford, OX2 6HS United Kingdom
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