HUMBLE HERITAGE LAUNCH
We are delighted to announce the launch of Humble Heritage, established in 2014 by Liz Humble, Principal. Providing historic buildings and archaeology consultancy services across England, Wales and Scotland, we are currently working on a variety of projects.
These range from archaeological recording and interpretation of the medieval fabric at the north transept and choir aisle at Ripon Cathedral to a Conservation Management Plan for the late 19th century Grade II listed railway roundhouse and associated working railway heritage at Barrow Hill Roundhouse and Railway Centre.
We have also recently completed an Archaeological Desk Based Assessment for a farmstead near Doncaster and are producing a Statement of Significance for the Grade II* listed All Saints Church, Swinderby, Lincolnshire.
Our article entitled ‘Conservation and Heritage Statements’ has also been published in The Building Conservation Directory, 2015 and online.
We hope that this helps cast light upon the various types of heritage assessments for historic buildings and the benefits of each as part of a suite of proven tailored solutions to managing change in the historic environment.
As Cathedral Archaeologist at Sheffield, Liz Humble was invited to the Royal Maundy ceremony at Sheffield Cathedral on 2 April 2015. The Royal Maundy is the annual commemoration by the monarch of the washing of the disciples’ feet by Jesus. During the service, the Queen distributed specially minted Maundy money to 178 recipients aged over 70 (89 men and 89 women) —a man and a woman for each year of her life. Large crowds welcomed Her Majesty the Queen to the cathedral.
Beningbrough Hall Garden
Humble Heritage was appointed to prepare the Conservation Management Plan for the Grade II registered gardens at the Grade I listed Beningbrough Hall on behalf of the National Trust.
This report identified the special qualities of the gardens and opportunities for enhancing this through, for example, potential for new planting schemes in select areas, opportunities for greater seasonal interest and new sculptural works and improved public interpretation. The report was adopted by the National Trust in November 2015.
King’s Manor, The University of York and St George’s Campus, The University of Sheffield
June to August 2015
Humble Heritage was appointed to work alongside Holland Brown Architects to prepare a Conservation Management Plan for the King’s Manor in York.
The report helps inform future sustainable development options at this Grade I listed building, which houses the University of York’s academic departments, the Archaeology Data Service, a publically accessible refectory and commercial conference and event spaces. The King’s Manor originated as the abbot’s house of St Mary’s Abbey. It later became Henry VIII’s Council of the North before the Council was disbanded the 17th century.
Following uses including residential apartments, schools and a school for the blind, the university have occupied the buildings since 1963. The site is nationally significant and highly sensitive as reflected in the fact that part of the King’s Manor is a Scheduled Monument, all the buildings are listed and it lies within York’s Historic Core Conservation Area and Area of Archaeological Importance.
Humble Heritage prepared a Heritage Statement to inform and support a major development at St George’s Campus, University of Sheffield. This report helped secure the successful planning application and application for listed building consent to transform the Grade II listed Mappin Building and Central Wing with major new facilities as part of the ‘Heart space’ development. This major refurbishment programme is a key part of the University of Sheffield’s investment of more than £53 million in refurbishing and remodelling large sections of their estate.
Liz Humble was invited to speak as an expert heritage professional at the Institute of Historic Building Conservation’s regional conference in
Hull – City of Culture 2017.
Liz spoke to an audience of over sixty delegates about her work researching the history and importance of Holy Trinity Church, Hull. In the afternoon delegates enjoyed a tour of the church in order to understand the potential for redevelopment and possible pitfalls and risks.
Humble Heritage Launch - 2014
Published Article - January 2015
Royal Maundy - March 2015
Beningbrough Hall Garden
- July 2015
King's Manor, The University of York and St George's Campus, The University of Sheffield
- July 2015
- October 2015
Humble Heritage Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales: 9927233