Specialising in historic characterisation, heritage management, planning,

protected landscapes, assessing heritage assets and funding bids.

Our innovative consultancy offers particular expertise

in the creation and interpretation of historic characterisations and

associated management plans


Sunday, 15 December 2013

Wyvern Heritage IFA Registered Organisation

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

Friday, 13 December 2013

Branscombe Community Map Workshop

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

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Seminar and Fieldtrip for Bath University

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.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Wiltshire Archaeology and Conservation Fair Sunday 14th July 11am-4pm


Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham

20 local organisations are joining together to provide visitors with a unique opportunity to find out about archaeology in Wiltshire at this
FREE event hosted by Wiltshire Council’s Archaeology and Conservation teams, which is part of the British Festival of Archaeology. County Archaeologist Melanie Pomeroy-Kellinger says "There will be something for everyone at this exciting event - activities for children; careers advice; volunteering opportunities; real objects to handle and a chance to hear about the latest finds, surveys and excavations in the county."

Those considering a career in archaeology can find out about work experience placements and courses, talk to people who are self-employed, work for large archaeological units and work for Wiltshire Council in a range of roles. They can find out about related careers in museum archaeology and object conservation from people doing the job today. Why not take a tour of the conservation labs and learn more about this fascinating role, literally piecing together the past one find at a time?

An exciting programme of short talks will run throughout the day offering updates on local archaeology surveys by English Heritage, news from the First World War soldiers’ project ‘Finding the Forgotten’, advice on how to date your house and the experiences of local archaeologists.

Children and families will find lots to do at the event including games, quizzes, object handling and a practice excavation. Find out about the fun activities offered by local museums and archaeology clubs for children – and plan yourselves a summer holiday full of fun activities.

Organisations participating in this event include: English Heritage, National Trust, Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site, Wessex Archaeology, Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society, Young Archaeologists’ Club, Portable Antiquities Scheme, Oxford University, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, Wiltshire Buildings Record, Bournemouth University, Finding the Forgotten, CBA Wessex, WAHNS field group, Lacock Unlocked, Wyvern Heritage, Chippenham Museum, Trowbridge Museum, Archaeological Surveys Ltd, University of Southampton, Wiltshire Council’s Archaeology and Conservation teams.
For more information and directions please visit www.wshc.eu email archaeology@wiltshire.gov.uk or call 01249 705500.


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Coastal Communities Fund - round two applictaions open

Communities around Britain's coastline have a second chance to bid for part of a special fund to support rejuvenating seaside towns.

The £27million Coastal Communities Fund - which is derived from income from the Crown Maritime Estate - will be delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of the Government.

Deadline for first-round applications is the 13 May. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Changes to HLF Our Heritage Programme

The Heritage Lottery Fund will now accept applications for grants from private individuals and commercial ‘for profit’ organisations of up to £100,000 for capital projects under its Our Heritage Programme.   

Private owners will need to show that their project will achieve a step change in public access and engagement with heritage, that there is public enthusiasm for it and a clear need for Lottery investment. 

Thursday, 11 April 2013

East Devon HEAP Project launched to local parishes

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

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

New Heritage Help Advice Portal from the JCNAS

Source: The heritage Alliance Heritage Update 250
With funding from English Heritage, the Joint Committee of the National Amenity Societies’ (JCNAS) - which includes several Alliance members - has today launched a new Heritage Help advice portal, bringing together for the first time the expertise offered by heritage organisations and offering support on saving and caring for historic assets.

The free information service is aimed at local history groups and town and parish councils facing new responsibilities for the care of their historic environment under the recent Localism Act 2011, as well as individual owners of historic properties. The site will include advice on everything from the designation of historic structures or sites to working with listed buildings and conservation areas, applying for grants and forming local groups.

Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, welcomed the news, saying "Heritage Help is good news. It brings together all that [specialised] knowledge, making it more accessible to local groups caring for their local historic environment and I wish it every success in the future."
For more information, please click here

East Devon AONB HEAP Project Launched

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.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Advice to AONB on Heritage Content of Management Plan

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