Project to survey 9,000 historical buildings in Lincolnshire completed

Some of the recent survey work. Photo supplied.
Some of the recent survey work. Photo supplied.

Heritage Lincolnshire have just reached the end of an innovative pilot project intended to record, and inform on, the condition of the entire county’s heritage.

Heritage at Risk was designed to be a volunteer led project aimed at recording the condition of Lincolnshire’s heritage assets.

Over the past three years, a dedicated band of over 300 volunteers surveyed over 9,000 heritage assets in the county.

The county is now in the unique position of having an up-to-date snapshot of its heritage assets, from which future heritage strategies can be developed.

And the group has announced a conference to discuss its findings, which will be held in Lincoln’s Bishop Grosseteste University on June 13.

This day-long conference is designed for heritage specialists working in national and local government, private practice, education and voluntary bodies, with the aim of delivering not only the project outcomes but to give advice, through tried and tested methods, on how to deliver similar heritage and volunteer projects.

Senior Project Officer Matthew Godfrey commented “This conference will show other groups how we achieved our success, the advantages of involving volunteers and most importantly the lasting positive impact this will have for Lincolnshire’s heritage.

“Having already been approached by several external agencies we hope that where we have led, others may follow and that they share in our accomplishments.”

A few places are still available for the day long event, check the website at www.lincshar.org for the full conference programme.

For further information on the event or to book your place on the conference contact Heritage Lincolnshire on 01529 461499 or email heritage-at-risk@lincsheritage.org.