Maritime history research

Ian has over 30 years of experience in maritime history research. His most recent projects are:

Swash Channel Wreck: research and writing of a report identifying this important wreck, lost off Poole in Dorset in the 17th century.

First World War oil tankers: research reports on four vessels, produced for Wessex Archaeology and an external client. The reports looked into the technical evidence for the tankers, their service histories and the circumstances of their loss.

Henry V’s Holy Ghost: research into the history of this ‘great ship’, one of the four largest vessels in Henry V’s fleet. Ian produced a paper for Historic England on the potential last resting place of this vessel, in the River Hamble in Hampshire. Historic England has commissioned a site study by the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Southampton, which is currently in progress.

House history research

Every house has a story

Commission your House history research from an experienced professional historian with an international reputation and 30 years’ experience.

Ian is able to cover all periods of house history. Projects have included a medieval deer park and its buildings, 16th-18th century cottages, an 18th-century coaching inn, a Georgian shipbuilder’s house, a Victorian villa and a 1920s cottage built for a famous writer.

A House History can add to the interest and enjoyment of living in your home.  It can also make a very special present for a family member.  Two types of house history report are available (prices cover projects in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey):

House History Starter Report – £650

In-Depth House History Report – prices from £975*

* the price is dependent on the nature of the Report that the client wants, but also the character, extent and age of the property.

Ian is also very happy to undertake work in other parts of the country, and has recently completed two house history projects in the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire area.  Please contact him to discuss your project.

Please contact Ian to find out more.