• Michael Heaton

    Heritage Consultants

  • Professional & Technical Support

    Planning & management of works affecting archaeological sites & historic buildings

  • Making knowledge work for you
  • Since 1996

    Working with a wide range of clients, from property developers and private clients to national government and the National Trust

  • Identifying heritage risks and opportunities at an early stage

  • Targeted analysis
  • Intelligent and appropriate application

    Many investigations can be completed in a few hours

  • Conservation management Plans

    Essential for all applications for Heritage Lottery Funding or English Heritage funding

  • Working with construction
  • Early involvement minimises risks

  • Making knowledge work for you

  • Background research to aid the planning process

Michael Heaton

Heritage Consultant

Established in 1996 by Michael Heaton MIfA CIHBC, Michael Heaton Heritage Consultants provide professional and technical support in the planning and management of works affecting archaeological sites and historic buildings, specialising in Heritage Statements and the archaeological analysis - 'building palaeopathology' - of historic buildings.

Our Clients include:
  • Commercial and social property developers
  • Utilities companies
  • Parochial Church Councils
  • Leading conservation organisations such as The National Trust
  • Local and national government and their agencies
  • Private individuals

Most of our work is repeat commissions or referrals from delighted clients. Client needs are paramount: Archaeology and historical analysis are our tools, not necessarily our primary objectives, and they should be used sparingly. Heritage can be a burden to commercial property developers or the owners of historic buildings, but it can also provide bountiful opportunities and added value to development and refurbishment projects alike, when managed properly.

As an indicator of the range of services we offer - and the interests we enjoy - we maintain an irregularly updated selection of project summaries. However, please bear with us if the page appears static from one month to the next: our current workload leaves us precious little time for promotional work! A selection of our more interesting projects are reported in greater detail on our Significant Discoveries page