Wyvern Heritage supports Rule 6 Party at Planning Inquiry May 2014

Posted by Emma on May 26, 2014


Appeal against refusal of planning permission Summer Street Stroud May 2014 - We provided expert testimony and evidence on the impact of the proposed development on the setting of a group of dispsersed listed farmhouses, a grade II listed georgian residence, a Grade I listed church and two Conservation Areas.

East Devon HEAP Conference April 2014

Posted by Emma on Jan 14, 2014


The 2014 East Devon AONB Historic Environment Conference builds on six years of similar annual conferences generated by the East Devon AONB: the Parishscapes Project and the recently completed Peter Orlando Hutchinson Project.

The theme of this year's conference, 'Capturing the Past in the Present' echoes the way in which English Heritage and other organisations tackle the past in our landscape, taking what is actually there today as their point of departure. The presentations at the conference do in fact showcase two strands of current AONB involvement in the the historic environment of East Devon: the HEAP project (Historic Environment Action Plan), featuring Woodbury and Branscombe (financed by English Heritage), and the work on historic orchards that the East Devon Local History Societies Group, meeting under the aegis of the AONB, have carried out in the last three years.

It will be held on Saturday 12 April 2014 at the Norman Lockyer Observatory - Sidmouth. For more information contact visit the East Devon AONB website, or download a booking form.

Wyvern Heritage IFA Registered Organisation

Posted by Emma on Dec 15, 2013


Wyvern Heritage and Landscape Consultancy is pleased to announce that we are now an offical IFA registered organisation.

The Institute for Archaeologists (IfA) is a professional institute for those involved in the study and care of the historic environment. It maintains a Register of Organisations that provides a quality assurance scheme for professionals working within the historic environment

When you employ a Registered Organisation (RO) you can be confident that it will be assessed, professional and accountable.

To find out more visit the IFA Website

Branscombe Community Map Workshop

Posted by Emma on Dec 13, 2013


As featured in today's Sidmouth Herald - the consultancy ran a map workshop for some 30 volunteers mapping the landscape of Branscombe Parish.

Seminar and Fieldtrip for Bath University

Posted by Emma on Nov 20, 2013


Today Wyvern Heritage worked with the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB to run a day seminar and day school for students on the Bath University MSc in Historic Gardens Conservation. The morning presentations were followed by a highly instructive trip round the renovations at Wimborne St Giles park.

East Devon HEAP web update

Posted by Emma on Oct 10, 2013


The East Devon HEAP project documentation has been updated. Visit the East Devon AONB website for more information.

East Devon HEAP Project launched to local parishes

Posted by Emma on Apr 10, 2013


The East Devon HEAP project is well underway and has been launched to the two parishes in East Devon who will be involved with the community work - Branscombe and Woodbury. We look forward to working with these communities over the next two years

East Devon AONB HEAP Project Launched

Posted by Emma on Feb 10, 2013


The East Devon AONB Partnership is taking an innovative approach to explore how the traditional top down model of creating strategic landscape wide Historic Environment Action Plans can be effectively combined with a community led bottom up approach. Funded by English Heritage and led by Wyvern Heritage the project consists of two interrelated strands:

  • A top down Historic Environment Action Plan will be created for the Areas within the existing Landscape Character Assessment building on and enhancing the Landscape Character Assessment Management Guidelines for the AONB.
  • The bottom up approach will be developed for two parishes within the East Devon AONB encouraging the proactive and effective engagement of communities in the active management of historic and archaeological aspects of the AONB.

Working closely with community contacts, the project will complement existing heritage action in the AONB as well as help guide future policy delivery in East Devon. Visit the East Devon AONB website for more information.

Advice to AONB on Heritage Content of Management Plan

Posted by Emma on Jan 20, 2013


Wyvern Heritage is giving a local AONB input into their management plan review process updating heritage evidence bases, reviewing heritage strategies and reflecting changes introduced by the new NPPF.

Support for local Historic Gardens Trust

Posted by Emma on Dec 15, 2012


We are helping a local historic gardens trust review their computer systems and introducing a new membership database.

Seminar and Event for Bath University

Posted by Emma on Nov 22, 2012


Today Wyvern Heritage worked with the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB to run a day seminar and day school for students on the Bath University MSc in Historic Gardens Conservation.

Desk based assessment for local consultancy

Posted by Emma on Oct 19, 2012


Wyvern Heritage is pleased to be undertaking a archaeological Desk Based Assessment for a site in Kent on behalf of a local heritage consultancy.

Website development on behalf of Jubilee Computing

Posted by Emma on Oct 10, 2012


Wyvern Heritage is helping Jubilee Computing and Web Design to populate an interactive map on a new site for a southwest based AONB.

New Database for the Dorset Gardens Trust

Posted by Emma on Sep 20, 2012


Wyvern Heritage is pleased to be working with the Dorset Gardens Trust to update their membership and subscription database.

Poster Presentation at Trees Beyond the Woodland Conference

Posted by Emma on Sep 7, 2012


Emma throughly enjoyed attending the Trees Beyond the Woodland Conference organised by Sheffield Hallam, and presented a poster presentation entitled "Beyond the Forest: understanding the character of the historic landscape within the Medieval Hunting Grounds of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB"

Congratulations to the CCWWD AONB on successful first round bid

Posted by Emma on Jul 25, 2012


The AONB has been successful in the the first stage funding bid for the proposed 'AONB Countryside Centre' which was voted through by the Local Action Group of the Sowing SEEDS funding programme last Wednesday. Wyvern Heritage was very pleased to be able to help the AONB with this first stage application, gathering evidence and advising on the bid document.

Taking account of heritage in the highway corridor

Posted by Emma on May 14, 2012


Just attended the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB Planning and Transportation Annual Seminar and gave a presentation on 'Recognising, appreciating and taking account of heritage in the Highway Corridor'. The event was focused on issues surrounding the rural highway.

Presentation at The Priest's House Museum, Archaeological Day School 2012

Posted by Emma on April 25, 2012


I gave a presentation on the Medieval Cranborne Chase at this day school which was entitled 'A Celebration of Archaeological Work and Study in East Dorset'

Medieval Cranborne Chase display to be showcased at Salisbury Jubilee Event

Posted by Emma on April 24, 2012


There are two weeks to go until communities from across Wiltshire showcase their areas at the fun-packed Diamond Jubilee celebration event on May 1. The medieval-themed event will take place at Salisbury's Cathedral Close from 10am to 5.30 pm because of the city's links to the Magna Carta. All Wiltshire's community areas will be represented with a tent packed with activities and artefacts.

I will be attending along with the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB team to answer questions on the Medieval Cranborne Chase and to show case the display I created on the Medieval Chase.

Invitation to Present at Conference

Posted by Emma on December 14, 2011


I am pleased to be involved with the major international conference 'Trees Beyond the Wood' which is being held in Sheffield between 5th and 7th September 2012. I will be either providing a short presentation or poster presentation on my work on the medieval hunting areas of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs.

Wyvern Heritage and Landscape provides added value for Landscape Architects

Posted by Emma on December 10, 2010


The added value that Wyvern Heritage and Landscape Consultancy can add to Landscape Architect Practices was confirmed today as we gained a new Landscape Architect client working in Dorset. I will be offering specialist heritage and mapping skills and we are looking forward to this new opportunity.

New relationship with Jubilee Computing

Posted by Emma on December 5, 2011


I am really excited about working as an associate with Jubilee Computing Spatial Services. We will be offering specialist services in GIS, including data interpretation, data management, map production, web services and data capture. This relationship offers the perfect match with the specialist heritage and landscape services offered by Wyvern Heritage and landscape.

Presenting GIS and Historic Landscapes to MA Students

Posted by Emma on December 1, 2011


It was great to welcome Bath University's MSc students in Conservation of Historic Gardens and Cultural Landscapes to the Cranborne Chase AONB offices in Cranborne.

My presentation on the use of GIS and historic mapping was accompanied by lively debate. The students also engaged well with an introduction to historic landscape characterisation.

I had a treat myself in the afternoon, the AONB had arranged access to the historic parks and gardens at Wimborne St Giles. We were able to explore this registered landscape and see the beginning of the steps in its conservation.

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