An Introduction to the Old House Project

An Introduction to the Old House Project

Watch on Demand

31/03/2024 - 31/03/2024


Introductory CPD, General interest
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom


Event details

Watch this recorded online talk to find out more about the SPAB’s Old House Project – an ambitious project to fully repair a Grade II* listed ‘building at risk’ and return it to use.

In this talk, Director Matthew Slocombe and Special Operations Manager Jonny Garlick share the steps involved in getting the project off the ground, describe the early remedies required to secure the medieval building, and reveal some of the site's long-forgotten secrets.

You’ll learn about the fascinating history of the building, a former chapel which once housed a relic of St Andrew, was owned by Tudor poet Thomas Wyatt, and acted as a local post office in the 20th century. 

How does it work? 

You will receive a booking confirmation email with a link and passcode to watch the recorded talk. Please check your junk mail if you don’t receive one. 

Interested to know more? There are two more talks in our Old House Project collection, both available to watch on demand:

Archaeology at the Old House Project

Research, Repairs and Restrictions at the Old House Project

IT requirements

To view this recorded lecture all you need is an internet connection and a laptop, phone or device with the ability to play video and audio. 


Matthew Slocombe, Director

Matthew Slocombe MA FSA IHBC was previously the SPAB's Head of Casework. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Council member of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. Published works include the Shire book of Traditional Building Materials.

Jonathan Garlick, Special Operations Manager (Projects & Working Parties) 

Jonny Garlick is a trained building surveyor and was a 1996 SPAB Scholar in 1996. He joined the staff in 2005 and has since overseen the SPAB's U-value and building performance research and is currently project managing our repair projects and British hydraulic lime research.



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Main image: Ralph Hodgson
Small images: Daniel Bridge (1;3) and Paul Godfrey (2; 4)


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