Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Guest Post: Emily Parker, Historic Environment Record intern

Today we are pleased to feature a guest post from Emily Parker, who has been undertaking a placement with the Historic Environment Record team. Here's what Emily has to say about her time with us:

I am currently undertaking a placement with the Historic Environment Record office part of the Archive and Archaeology service. This placement is part of my masters in Heritage Management which I am currently enrolled on at Birmingham University.

At the start of my placement I visited several areas of Worcestershire with another member of the Historic Environment Record team as part of the Heritage at Risk Monitoring Project. This project aims to assess on a yearly basis the undesignated (not listed) buildings and sites in specifically chosen areas of the county. This allows the Historic Environment team to get an annual picture of the state of these assets in the county and a more general idea about the state of heritage sites across the county.   


 Monitoring the condition of the churchyard at St John the Baptist, Bromsgrove.

In the second half of my placement I have been involved with the Historic Buildings of Worcester project. This project aims to record all buildings in the county which are visible on the first edition ordnance survey map. This involved visiting Alvechurch and Kempsey to photograph these buildings alongside other members of the Historic Environment team. After photographing the buildings I then recorded the architecture of the buildings to form the basis of the record for them.

Photographing Church Street, Kempsey.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement with the Historic Environment team and it has encouraged me to pursue this career further after completing my masters.


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