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Dickinson Surveyors

Alan Dickinson MRICS GradDiplCons(AA)

Chartered Building Surveyors, Historic Building Consultants



This service has followed from voluntary work in the recording of historic buildings in East Sussex. Commissions in this field have included work on the Kent Farmsteads Survey, sponsored by English Heritage and Local Authorities in Kent.


The practice offers Archaeological Interpretative Reports, Assessments of Significance and Heritage Statements in support of schemes prepared by other Architects and Designers and for Owner’s own interest.


Reports are normally required to accompany listed building applications to enable Planning Authorities and Conservation Officers to assess the impact of proposals on historic buildings.


The buildings are inspected in detail in order to analyse the sequence of development. In some cases reconstruction drawings are prepared illustrating the building at different stages in its history.


Photographs are used in the report to illustrate the form of the building and significant features mentioned in the text of the report.


An Archive Map search of Tithe and Ordnance Survey Maps is included.


Reports usually include comments on the effect of the Client’s proposals, the significance of the parts of the building affected and suggestions as to mitigation.




Fees are quoted in advance and are available on enquiry based on the size and age of the property and the level of recording required.


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