Humble Heritage Ltd

Highfield House, Street Lane, Highfield, Selby YO8 6DL
Tel  01757 289095
Which IHBC Branch are you based in?

Yorkshire and Humber

Which county are you based in?

Yorkshire - but we operate throughout the country

Describe the work your company carries out

Humble Heritage offers a range of heritage based services on all aspects of the historic environment including listed buildings, parkland and estates, urban landscapes, conservation areas and archaeology. Encompasses a wide range of sectors, landscapes and historic building types.

We offer a number of services that will help take forward projects involving historic places. We have extensive experience of the needs and requirements of owners, stewards and decision-makers caring for the historic environment and also developers who wish to unlock the potential of their sites.

Our services include preparing conservation management plans, heritage statements, archaeological and other desk based assessments, conservation area appraisals and a variety of surveys and bespoke heritage advice. We also provide advice for funding applications and can act as expert witness at hearings and inquiries. 

Give examples of up to three projects you have undertaken

Barrow Hill Roundhouse and Railway Centre, Chesterfield

Client: Charity - Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society

Project: Conservation Management Plan

Constructed in the 1870s, the grade II listed railway roundhouse and associated buildings were saved from demolition by the Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society. It is the only surviving operational roundhouse in the country. Working closely with the Society and the project architect, Soul Architects, Humble Heritage produced a conservation management plan to support an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund and planning and listed building consent in order to improve the condition of the buildings, and update/expand the visitor facilities and public interpretation.

Rippon Cathedral and Sheffield Cathedral

Dean and Chapter

building recording and archaeological excavation

Liz Humble serves as Cathedral Archaeologist both Ripon and Sheffield Cathedrals. Cathedral Archaeologist attends Fabric Advisory Committee meetings, provides archaeological and built heritage advice and specifies and undertakes photographic, building recording and field projects alongside archival research and consultancy and advice.

Rother Street, Stratford-on-Avon

Client: Developer - Harrison S Developments Ltd

Heritage Statement

We prepared the heritage statement to inform a design and planning application to convert the grade II listed properties in the Stratford-upon-Avon Conservation Area into a hotel. These adjoining properties are a pair of town houses built c.1798, probably as private residences. Our research established that they were later used for a hotel, social club, doctors surgery and council offices. Most recently, they have accommodated a variety of professional offices and service sector small businesses. This varied history is reflected in the multiple extensions and design interventions at the site and the capacity for future managed change.

HESPR 'Designated Service Adviser'

Name: Liz Humble (MA Cantab., MA Distinction, MCIFA, IHBC)

Job title: Director

Tel:  07548 624722


Which of the following roles do you consider your company carries out under the HESPR scheme?

Historic Building conservation  YES

Conservation planning YES

Architectural design and new build in historic areas  

Historical research YES

Historic area assessments YES

Project Management  YES

Archaeology YES 

Other  Historic gardens, parks & landscapes: research, analysis & appraisals