Can be complementary to building recording
Recording of vernacular features, as carried out by WBSG, should go hand-in-hand with other equally vital research work.
Often, when a building is undergoing repairs or extensions, the need for digging out for new services and foundations presents an ideal opportunity for archaeological investigation. This may be mandatory anyway for a Listed building - the local Council's Planning department can advise and put you in touch with suitable archaeological experts.
Many WBSG members are active members of archaeology groups, whether as amateurs or professionals. See our Links to Partners page for local archaeological societies.
Other research options for owners:
- For historical (documentary) research, see our Record Offices page.
- For dendrochronology, see our tree-ring dating page.
During our visit we can give guidance on these opportunities to research your property, and some of our members can provide a professional service.