House & Landscape History
House Histories - An ongoing interest and occasional sideline. Detailed histories of local houses, farms, and estates. Research includes owners and tenants, buildings and land, maps, social history, changes over time. Images below are taken from 5 projects, all near Crickhowell.
Landscape History - Long-term interest and experience, supported by a Diploma in Conservation of Gardens and Landscapes from the Architectural Association. In depth research projects have included Chiswick House Grounds, the Grwyney Fechan valley, and Rothamsted. Historic understanding is built up by working with a combination of historic maps, documentation, and surviving physical evidence. Lectures, talks and guided visits.