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Managing Built Heritage: The Role of Cultural Values and Significance

Author/EditorBond , S & Worthington , D (Author)
Worthing, Derek (Author)
ISBN: 9781118298756
Pub Date06/05/2016
BindingPaperback
Pages280
Edition2nd Revised ed
Dimensions (mm)241(h) * 172(w) * 13(d)
This new edition examines management of built heritage through the use of values-led decision making, based on an understanding of the significance of the cultural asset. It considers how significance is assessed and used as an effective focus and driver for management strategies and processes.
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This new edition examines management of built heritage through the use of values-led decision making, based on an understanding of the significance of the cultural asset. It considers how significance is assessed and used as an effective focus and driver for management strategies and processes. The authors consider key policies and procedures that need to be implemented to help ensure effective management. The book will be useful for specialists in built heritage - conservation officers, heritage managers, architects, planners, engineers and surveyors - as well as for facilities and estates managers whose building stock includes protected or designated structures or buildings in conservation or other historic areas. * describes management strategies and tools for a wide range of built heritage assets * a reflective and informative guide on current conservation management * explains how understanding and using conservation values (significance ) is essential to the protection of the built heritage * uses real-life examples to draw out best practice

This new edition examines management of built heritage through the use of values-led decision making, based on an understanding of the significance of the cultural asset. It considers how significance is assessed and used as an effective focus and driver for management strategies and processes. The authors consider key policies and procedures that need to be implemented to help ensure effective management. The book will be useful for specialists in built heritage - conservation officers, heritage managers, architects, planners, engineers and surveyors - as well as for facilities and estates managers whose building stock includes protected or designated structures or buildings in conservation or other historic areas. * describes management strategies and tools for a wide range of built heritage assets * a reflective and informative guide on current conservation management * explains how understanding and using conservation values (significance ) is essential to the protection of the built heritage * uses real-life examples to draw out best practice

Stephen Bond runs UK-based consultancy, Heritage Places, providing advice for the historic environment to national and local government, management and institutional clients, and charitable trusts. In the 1990s, he undertook a seven year secondment to Historic Royal Palaces, initially as its Surveyor of the Fabric, and subsequently as Director of the Tower Environs Scheme - a major regeneration scheme focused on the urban setting of the Tower of London. Today he works throughout the UK and on international projects, most recently providing heritage input into area-wide plans and capacity building programmes in Africa, Asia and Europe. He was involved with the Masters Programme in Conservation of the Historic Environment at the College of Estate Management for more than 20 years, lectures widely on heritage matters, and holds an honorary doctorate from De Montfort University. Derek Worthing has a professional background as an academic and a Chartered Building Surveyor. Until recently he was Head of the School of Land and Property Management at the University of the West of England where he was also co-director of the Centre for the Study of Sustainable Buildings in the Faculty of the Built Environment. He has carried out consultancy work in relation to the built cultural heritage for a number of national UK heritage organisations and has published research papers in relation to conservation plans and the maintenance and repair of listed buildings. He now works as a consultant and as a visiting professor at Uppsala University in Sweden where he has carried out research on the sustainable management of built cultural heritage as well as work on conservation plans for the Swedish Heritage Board.

About the Authors ix 1 Introduction 1 Note 3 References 4 2 Heritage Assets: Their Nature and Management Implications 5 Introduction 5 Some introductory thoughts about heritage assets 6 Heritage assets and their management implications 8 Owners, managers and management approaches 45 References 46 3 Heritage Values and Cultural Significance 49 Benefits of conservation 50 Understanding the cultural significance of a heritage asset 57 Development in the idea of values 58 Value characterisation: typologies 62 Categories of values 66 Some examples of assets and their values 73 References 82 4 Assessing Significance 85 Establishing and analysing the origins and development of an asset 85 Gathering evidence about significance 86 Research and types of evidence 88 Primary source material 90 Secondary material 97 Interpreting the building/physical remains 99 Establishing and analysing the character, dynamics and setting of the asset 100 Assessing community values 104 Analysing significance 107 Assessing significance: comparisons and relativity 108 Comparisons 111 Some issues in value assessment 113 Sensitivity to change 116 References 118 5 Using Significance in Management Tools and Processes 121 Introduction 121 The conservation plan 122 The management plan 143 Management tools for historic areas 149 Historic area appraisals 151 Characterisation 156 Heritage impact assessments 160 Heritage statements within the development planning process 172 Local management agreements 174 Care, design and quality standards guidance 179 References 184 6 Maintenance Management 187 Introduction 187 A strategic perspective 189 Recording 192 Financial management of maintenance management 213 Information management in maintenance management 214 Performance indicators 214 References 215 7 Sustainability, Built Heritage and Conservation Values: Some Observations 217 Introduction 217 Sustainable development 217 Sustainability and the built heritage 219 Trade-offs 220 Charters and guidance documents 221 Sustainable management of historic buildings 225 References 227 8 Conservation Principles 229 Introduction 229 Development of conservation principles 229 Core conservation principles 230 The relationship between significance-based management and traditional conservation principles 239 References 240 9 Case Studies 243 Case Study 1: Royal Dart Hotel, Kingswear, Devon, England 243 Case Study 2: Baixa, Maputo, Mozambique 249 Case Study 3: The Site of the Former Taunton Gaol, Taunton, Somerset, England 253 Case Study 4: Maintaining the Commonwealth War Graves 256 References 266 Index 267

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