House History: Researching & Understanding Your Historic Building

This event takes place at the Essex Record Office, the storehouse of Essex history. The course is aimed at house owners, heritage consultants, architects and anyone interested in researching the history and development of historic buildings.

The morning will be split into two sessions. The first talk will look at what sources are typically available for understanding the origins and development of historic buildings. This talk will focus on how archival sources can inform appropriate alteration to structures and the information used to accompany a listed building consent application.

The session will finish with a tour of the ERO which will show you how to access their collections for your own research, and include a display of historic maps and other documents, and a peek behind-the-scenes at how the collections are cared for.


Tea and biscuits will be provided.

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Map showing historic house in Colchester