Catherine Knowles

Specialist Surveyor

BA, MSc (Hons)

Catherine Knowles


Catherine studied Archaeology at the University of Exeter graduating with a first-class degree in 2019. During her studies she undertook excavations at Ipplepen in Devon, and during her second year she supervised inexperienced students and volunteers in excavation and recording processes. After taking time out of the heritage sector she returned and completed a master’s programme with the Royal Agricultural University studying the recording, conservation, and management of historic buildings in the UK. During this time, she worked at the castle and gardens at St Michael’s Mount in West Cornwall, developing her knowledge of current conservation practices at heritage attractions. She enjoys investigating the historical development of buildings shown through building fabric and historical interiors.

Areas of Practice

Catherine joined H+R in 2022 as a Graduate Surveyor. She investigates damp and decay problems in traditional and modern buildings and provides condition surveys of historic building fabric. She has particular interest in the recording and conservation of historic features within the context of the UK planning system. She is developing her knowledge of building pathology in modern and historic buildings and enjoys researching the uses of three-dimensional modelling of historic structures within the heritage industry.

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