This project organised small-scale conservation works on a number of industrial built heritage sites in the Forest.
Works included maintenance and repair of these sites, as well as ensuring that they were recorded properly to protect them in future.
In order to develop the project, a Built Heritage Strategy was created, reviewing existing sources of information, speaking to people with an interest in built heritage. The selected sites were scored against criteria to assess their relative importance and then visited to provide costs estimates for the conservation work that was considered necessary after the site visits.
A qualified contractor was hired to complete conservation works on the sites. Local volunteers were also given training to equip them with the skills needed to carry out small-scale maintenance and repair on some of the built heritage structures; e.g. removing vegetation.
This short film talks about the work carried out at Darkhill Ironworks and Trafalgar Colliery: