Archaeology South-East


Historic Environment and Built Heritage Team

We offer an extensive range of historic environment services and expertise to help our clients assess and manage their development sites through the planning process.



Ron Humphrey, Assistant Director

Ron Humphrey, BSc, MCIfA

Field of expertise

Project Management; Heritage consultancy; Historic buildings archaeology; Urban excavation.

Key projects and publications

  • Humphrey, R, 2012 Site H: 45-47 Floral Street and 51-54 Long Acre, In Lundenwic: excavations in Middle Saxon London, 1987–2000 MoLA Monograph series 63, 46-54
  • Humphrey, R, 2004 The Oxford Road Watermill, Aylesbury Records of Buckinghamshire, 44, 67-103
  • Humphrey, R, 2002 A Roman Agricultural Landscape at the Old Golf Course site, Mill Hill, Braintree Essex Archaeology and History 33, 103-122

Direct telephone: 01273 426830
Mobile telephone: 07515 974313
E-mail: r.humphrey@ucl.ac.uk

Amy Williamson, Project Manager - Historic Buildings (Sussex)

Amy Williamson, BA 

Field of expertise

Historic building recording and analysis; Measured and photographic survey of historic buildings; Mitigation advice concerning alterations to historic buildings; Historic research; Archaeological illustration.

Key projects and publications

  • The George, Southwark, London (National Trust): Detailed interpretive survey including historic documentary research of a 17th century Grade I listed galleried inn.
  • Dower House, Slindon, West Sussex (National Trust): Detailed interpretive survey including historic documentary research of a late 18th century Grade II listed house with extensive 19th and 20th century additions and alterations.
  • Pembury Hospital, Kent: Historic buildings survey including historic documentary research of Pembury Hospital, which originated in 1836 as the Tonbridge Union Workhouse.
  • Stampwell Farm, Buckinghamshire: Survey and analysis of a large farm complex, including a Grade II listed farmhouse of 16th/17th century date, late 17th century cart shed with granary and 18th century barn.

Direct telephone: 01273 426830
Mobile telephone: 07525225887
E-mail: amy.williamson@ucl.ac.uk

Syann Brooks, Senior Archaeologist

Syann Brooks

Field of expertise

Environmental Risk Assessment and Management; Environmental Impact Assessment; Regulatory Liaison; Archaeological Investigation; Statements of Significance; Heritage Applications; Expert Witness.

Kathryn Grant Reis, Senior Archaeologist

Kathryn Grant Reis BA, MSc

Field of expertise

Desk-based assessments; Archaeological impact assessment; Historic landscape survey and analysis; Producing report figures and sorting Historic Environment Record (HER) data, maps and aerial imagery in GIS; Archaeological fieldwork and survey.

Key projects and publications

  • Grant, K, in prep, ‘Archaeological Investigations at the former Sussex House, High Street, Crawley, West Sussex: Evidence for medieval and post-medieval occupation’, Sussex Archaeological Collections
  • Grant, K, and Swift, D, in prep, ‘Archaeological Investigations at St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate, 2005’, Archaeologia Cantiana
  • Everill, E, Armour, N, Lomitashvili, D, Murgulia, N, Grant, K, Neil, B and Slater, A, 2014  'AGEN Trench A Results: 2001 - 2010' 2014, in Everill, P (ed), Nokalakevi, Tsikhegoji, Archaeopolis: Archaeological excavations 2001-10. Anglo-Georgian Expedition to Nokalakevi, BAR International Series 2612
  • Grant, K, and Russel, C, 2008 ‘Nokalakevi, Georgia: Archaeology in Ruins’, Archaeology International 11
Ellen Heppell, Senior Archaeologist


Richard James, Senior Archaeologist

Richard James, BA

Field of expertise

Historic landscape survey and analysis; Desk-based assessment; Archaeological impact assessment; Archaeological fieldwork/survey.

Key projects and publications

  • James, R, 2018 Archaeological investigations at Preston Roman Villa, Springfield Road, Brighton, 2002 and 2004, Sussex Archaeological Collections 156
  • James, R, Johnson, C, Johnson, M, Martin, D, Pope, M, and Whittick, C, 2016 Bodiam: Research Prior to 2010, in Johnson, M (ed), Lived Experience in the Later Middle Ages: Studies of Bodiam and Other Elite Landscapes in South-Eastern England
  • James, R, 2016 Excavations at Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, 2003, Sussex Archaeological Collections 154
  • James, R, 2015 Archaeological Investigations at Pevensey and Westham CE School, High Street, Westham, East Sussex, Sussex Archaeological Collections 153
  • James, R, 2006 A Bronze Age enclosure and cremation cemetery at Leacet Hill, Brougham, In Wiseman, W G (ed), 2006 Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society 6, 3
Pip Stephenson, Archaeologist
Susan Chandler, Historic Buildings Archaeologist

Susan Chandler, BSc (Hons)

Field of expertise

Coffin fittings and furnishings of the mid to late 19th and early 20th century; Historic buildings recording (photography, photogrammetry, survey and illustration) and reporting; Photogrammetry.

Key projects and publications

  • Bedfordwell Pumping Station, Bedfordwell Road, Eastbourne- HBR report.
  • Hackney Police Station, London- HBR report.
  • The Bulverhyhe Hotel, St Leonards-on-sea- HBR report.
Katya Harrow, Senior Historic Buildings Archaeologist

Katya Harrow, BA, MA

Field of expertise

Recording and interpretation of historic buildings; Assessment of the significance of heritage assets and their setting; Assessment of the impact of development proposals on the historic environment; Knowledge of the repair and maintenance of historic buildings; Research and report writing, including historic building record and assessment reports, conservation area appraisals and archaeological desk-based assessments.

Key projects and publications

  • Severalls Hospital, Colchester, Essex: A historic building record of a complex of over 100 former hospital buildings.
  • Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire: A vernacular building survey of estate buildings for the National Trust.
  • Church Road, Goudhurst, Kent: A historic building assessment of a house with elements dating from the late 15th – early 20th century.
  • Adur Tidal Walls, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex: A conservation management plan for WW11 structures alongside the River Adur.
  • Hodson’s Mill, Robertsbridge: Archaeological desk-based assessment and historic building assessment to inform a planning application for redevelopment of the site. 
    Michael Shapland, Senior Historic Buildings Archaeologist

    Michael Shapland, BA, MA, PhD, FSA

    Field of expertise

    Recording and interpreting historic buildings and landscapes; Medieval vernacular buildings; Church archaeology; Castles.

    Key projects

    • Medieval Cave Shrine, St Catherine’s Hill, Guildford: historic building record and excavation (2020)
    • Scotney Castle, Kent: conservation management plan (2019)
    • Brighton Corn Exchange: Historic Building Record and Excavation (2017-19)
    • Pevensey Castle, East Sussex: historic building record and excavation (2015-present)
    • Battle Abbey, East Sussex: conservation management plan (2015)

    Select publications

    • Shapland, M. G., 2020. 'Capturing the Spirit of Singular Places: a Biographical Approach to Historic Building Recording',  Post-Medieval Archaeology 54.
    • Shapland, M. G., 2019. Anglo-Saxon Towers of Lordship. Oxford University Press.
    • Shapland, M, 2016 'The Origins and Symbolism of the Great Gatehouse at Battle Abbey', Sussex Archaeological Collections 154
    • Sanchez-Pardo, J, and Shapland, M (eds), 2015 Churches and Social Power in Early Medieval Europe: Integrating Archaeological and Historical Approaches
    • Shapland, M, 2015 ‘The Cuckoo and the Magpie: the Building Culture of the Anglo-Saxon Church’, in Clegg Hyer, M, and Owen-Crocker, G R (eds),The Material Culture of the Built Environment in Anglo-Saxon England
    • Bintley, M, and Shapland, M, (eds), 2013 Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World (Medieval History and Archaeology)

    E-mail: m.shapland@ucl.ac.uk

      Guy Hopkinson, Data Manager



      Karol Wehr, Digital Data Manager/Technical Support Officer

      Karol Wehr, BA

      Field of expertise

      Geographical Information Systems; Photogrammetry; UAV Photography; Landscape Archaeology; Spatial Analysis; Computer Archaeology; Information Technology; Data processing and management.

      Key projects and publications

      • de la Torre, I, and Wehr, K, 2018 Site formation processes of the early Acheulean assemblage at EF-HR (Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania), Journal of Human Evolution, 120, 298-328
      • de la Torre, I, Albert, R.M, Arroyo, A, Macphail, R, McHenry, L, Mora, R, Njau, J.K, Pante, M, Rivera Rondón, C.A, Rodriguez-Cintas, A, Stanistreet, I, Stollhofen, H, Wehr, K, 2018 New excavations at the HWK EE site: Archaeology, paleoenvironment and site formation processes during late Oldowan times at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Journal of Human Evolution, 120, 140-202
      • Jorayev, G, Wehr, K, Benito-Calvo, A, Njau, J, de la Torre, I, 2016 Imaging and photogrammetry models of Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania) by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A high-resolution digital database for research and conservation of Early Stone Age sites, Journal of Archaeological Science, 75, 40-56