Category Archives: Significance

The nature of heritage value

Achieving closure: the first Bowditch adjusted traverse?

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Origin of the Bowditch method. Published in 1802 Nathaniel Bowditch’s exposition on navigation is famous among surveyors for its description of the traverse adjustment method which bears his name. The method first appears for the computation of Traverse Sailing.  Bowditch … Continue reading

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The twin churches at Swaffham Prior

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Any visitor to Swaffham Prior will be puzzled at to why there are 2 churches in the same churchyard there. The story something of  a puzzle but there are good online sources which cover the detail. In this post find … Continue reading

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1:50 Level Of Detail

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Mapping heritage value. This recent project specified a 1:50 issue, at plot size the font (above) above appears as 20mm tall, the moulding lines are suggestive rather than ‘as cut’ but none the less depict a close facsimile of the … Continue reading

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Decorated & perp friezes

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Dealing with foliate detail is tricky, half the struggle is deciding on a system of depiction. Fortunately others have been here before us and following a template makes the job easier. The mason who cut the stone would have been … Continue reading

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Presenting metric measured drawing

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Line weights make a big difference to the readability of drawings. By emphasising opening edges depth in the view is apparent and architectural form is evident as space and volume. Sections tend to reveal the value of lineweights as queues … Continue reading

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On ‘digital draughtsmanship’

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‘Reality capture’ is only the begining. I’m untangling some drawings derived from laser scans and the lack of clear notes of architectural form and detail compromises the work. Once again I’m forced to reflect on the powerful measurement technologies at … Continue reading

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On Crosby Sands

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Crosby Sands is where the Gormleys stand.
They stare out to sea slowly covered by the rising tides
encrusted  and rusted they mark no channel
but iron-magnet draw people to them.
tide wide and mud footed they stand apart
drown’d on evry moon rise and it’s echo
who’s vanity is multiplied here?
the marker or the marked? Continue reading

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Ouse Washes community KAP wrap up report

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The project goals. Kite aerial photography (KAP) is something of a oddity in the fast moving world of reality capture: it is a contemplative activity and, although utterly dependant on the weather, provides an outdoor activity that brings together people … Continue reading

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ArchDoc 2016 un-learning ‘line’?

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Learning by doing. Archdoc is a practical element in the post graduate course in conservation at RLICC, Leuven. One out come is experience in ‘reading a building’. On the right a photo-reconstruction of a Southern Flemish ‘cross’ window of the … Continue reading

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The profitable Rodde or Staffe 1556

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Ye shall prepare two small straight, stiffe, round or rather square rods of mettall or of wood, well plained of like bigness and length. Although it make no matter what length, yet to avoid the errores which little instruments and … Continue reading

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