Place Service to help test national framework for English Heritage

22 Sep 2014

Following the success of our Stour Valley Buildings at Risk pilot project, Place Services has been commissioned by English Heritage to help test it's newly developed national framework for collecting and maintaining information on the state of Grade II listed buildings across the country. The framework will consist of an online recording tool and accompanying training package that will provide volunteers with the guidance and skills required to undertake condition surveys of thousands of the countries best historic buildings.

Place Services has been selected to recruit, train and support local volunteers in the contrasting urban and rural areas of Harlow and Clavering, to enable them to rigorously test the new recording tool and to provide feedback to ensure that it is fit for purpose when it is rolled out nationwide. 

The project will also allow an assessment to be made of the condition of the listed buildings in each of the survey areas, and will flag up areas of concern to help inform future decision about their care and conservation.

Pardon Mill, Harlow - one of the grade II listed buildings to be surveyed by volunteers