Online event provides glimpse into past of Calverley Old Hall

Calverley Old Hall. Photo: Mark Stevenson

A free webinar is offering chance to get a sneak peak at the results of a programme of detailed laser scanning of medieval Calverley Old Hall.

The event is a chance to learn about the forms of different historic building recording, how they might be employed and their advantages and disadvantages. It will be run by building archaeologist James Thomson and Marcus Abbott, an expert archaeological surveyor with a specialism in digital heritage.

Participants will be asked to watch a couple of short videos to familiarise themselves with the site and its history as well as the technology employed to conduct the first scan.

Scanned: Calverley Old Hall. Photo: Mark Stevenson

The building is owned by the Landmark Trust and a spokesperson said:

“We will start the webinar with a talk about what historic building recording is, what guidance there is to help design a programme of recording, and then how one would go on to undertake it.

We will then take a look at the different levels of recording, and the differences in the quality of data and accuracy you can achieve utilising different survey techniques.”

Calverley Old Hall is a Grade I listed medieval manor house with fabric dating from the 13th to 17th centuries. The building has a murderous past, as featured here.

The online event will be held on Friday 20 November from 9.30am to 1pm. You can sign up for the event here.


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