SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training


Richard Grove

DPhil student, University of Oxford

Project Title 

Improving the evaluation of conservation treatments for deteriorating sandstone in built heritage

Background & Summary of Project

This project seeks to combine field and laboratory test methodologies for the assessment of the condition and performance of a range of consolidant applications on sandstone built heritage sites, principally using non-destructive testing and remote sensing techniques.
I come to this project from a long career archaeology, surveying and geophysics, as well as historic and environmental conservation, and education. 



Patricia Sanmartín, Richard Grove, Rafael Carballeira, Heather Viles, Impact of colour on the bioreceptivity of granite to the green alga Apatococcus lobatus: Laboratory and field testing, Science of The Total Environment 745 (2020) 

Grove, R., Pim, J.E., Serrano, M., Cidrás, D., Viles, H. and Sanmartin, P., Pastoral Stone Enclosures as Biological Cultural Heritage: Galician and Cornish Examples of Community Conservation, Land 2020 9(1). 

SEAHA roles 

  • Conference co chair for 2019
  • Conference organising committee 2018