Inspire Heritage Services

30 Acre Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1DR
Tel:  07428407999
Which IHBC Branch are you based in?

South West

Which county are you based in?


Describe the work your company carries out

Established in June 2018 Inspire Heritage Services Ltd is a heritage consultancy providing professional advice on the conservation of the historic environment. Inspire Heritage Services Ltd is a small independent consultancy based in Stroud and offers a range of services to assist homeowners with alterations to listed buildings through providing advice, support and guidance on proposals. Directed by Charlotte Bowles-Lewis who has 16 year's experience in the conservation sector working with homeowners, developers, Historic England and national funders such as the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Inspire Heritage Services Ltd can assist with supporting information for listed building and planning applications to enable the repair, reuse and conservation of historic buildings and developments in their settings or help with discharge of conditions. Technical reports written include Conservation Management Plans, Heritage Strategies, Heritage Assessments/Statements of Significance, Conservation Area Appraisals and Building at Risk surveys and establishing Local Lists of heritage assets.

Give examples of up to three projects you have undertaken

Commissioned bv the Canal & River Trust (Private Client)

Hartshill Yard
Provided a heritage statement for the site complex. The work included assessing the historic and architectural interest of the four designated assets on site and the setting contribution Qf the industrial canal side yard. The complex dates from 1768 and was one of the first stretches of canal to have been constructed in England pioneered by engineer James Brindley. The heritage statement has been used to inform a planning and listed building application for the refurbishment and reuse of the designated assets on site and the creation of a publicly accessible canal side space for a mix of work, leisure and recreational uses.
Project - Historic buUding conservation, Conservation planning, Historical research

Commissioned by Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust (Private Client)

Following a £4.5 million major capital works restoration of a scheduled monument and seven Grade I and II listed buildings had been completed by Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust a revised Conservation Management Plan was required that reflected the change in direction of the Trust from rescuing bulldings to using and maintaining these assets.

This required a historical analysis and review of the assets significance, a review of historic maps and documentation to create a new conservation management plan, together with a review and creation of new policies moving forward. The final adopted document resulted in a Conservation Management Plan which will assist the Trust in managing the site.

Project - Historic building conservation, Conservation planning, Historical research

A copy can be emailed on request.


Walled garden at Holkham Hall
Design and heritage Statement commissioned by a homeowner to support a planning application for proposed two storey extension to front elevation, alterations to boundary wall, gated entrance and driveway including removal of tree within Chipping Campden Conservation Area. The dwelling is not designated but located within close proximity to a number of listed buildings and within a designated conservation area. Provided advice on materials for the development proposals and how to enhance the street scene through boundary improvements and removal of unsympathetic prominent uPVC windows to modern extension.

Project - Historic building conservation, Conservation planning

Application reference 19/02555/FUL

HESPR 'Designated Service Adviser'

Name: Mrs Charlotte Bowles-Lewis

Job title: Director

Tel: 07428407999  


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 YES

Historical research YES

Historic area assessments YES

Project Management