Humble Heritage provides specialist heritage advice and a range of professional services from Heritage Statements, Assessments of Significance and Archaeological Desk Based Assessments to full Conservation Management Plans.

The practice supplies heritage consultancy on all aspects of the historic environment including listed buildings, conservation areas, historic parkland and estates, urban landscapes, canalscapes, and archaeology.  

Why Choose Us?

Our expertise encompasses a wide range of historic places such as residential, industrial, ecclesiastical, public buildings, military sites and rural buildings in addition to providing heritage advice at planning stage for the erection of new buildings and extensions to existing ones.

The practical benefits that Humble Heritage can bring to a project include:

Satisfying the requirements for planning permission and/or listed building consent

For instance as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework for Heritage Statements, Archaeological Desk-Based Assessments etc. 

Unlocking the development potential of historic places

Providing an understanding of the historical development, significance and issues affecting historic sites is a key part of supporting positive managed change, including development and regeneration. 

Providing an informed approach to repairs, alterations and maintenance

By understanding construction phases, use of materials and historical development. We keep up-to-date with best practice guidance issued by Historic England and others.

Informing and supporting projects at important stages

For example applications for planning permission, listed building consent, church faculties and grant aid. 

Building consensus between clients and key groups

Such as Historic England (formerly English Heritage), local planning authorities and statutory amenity societies.

Helping to discharge archaeological/built heritage conditions

As part of discharging planning permission and other consents.

Supporting funding bids

To the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Architectural Heritage Fund and others. 

OUR services

Humble Heritage offers a number of services that will greatly help take forward projects involving historic sites.  We have extensive experience of the needs and requirements of owners, stewards and decision makers caring for the historic environment and also developers who wish to unlock the potential of their sites.

Our services include:

Heritage Statements / Heritage Impact Assessments 
Archaeological Desk-Based Assessments
Conservation Management Plans and Conservation Statements 
Archival research
Supporting documentation and advice for Planning, Listed Building Consent and Scheduled Monument Consent applications
Expert witness at hearings and written representations
Cultural Heritage chapters for Environmental Statements
Architectural photography
Statements of Significance
House histories
Lectures and public speaking
Heritage asset designations and responding to spot listing applications
Advice with funding and other grant aid applications
Character Area / Townscape Assessments
Conservation Area Appraisals
Advising Local Planning Authorities
Working with community groups to assess planning applications
If you would like to talk to us, or know more about our services, we would be delighted to hear from you.