Mark Samuel

Architectural Archaeology

Mark Samuel

Heritage Interpretation and Illustration

Since 1986, Mark has ranged from Roman buildings to WW2 gun emplacements, providing detailed analysis of buildings - frequently where documentation is entirely missing.  He is an expert witness in cases where the status of such historic building is uncertain.

He has a long history of archaeological publication, but others have entrusted Mark to compile readable guidebooks to heritage attractions - ranging from the medieval Blarney Castle to an 1892 house in the Victorian seaside resort of Cliftonville. These are based on thorough examination of the bricks-and-mortar reality, as well as primary and secondary sources where these exist.

Storage space in museums is now at a premium. Architectural fragments (“worked stones” or “lapidary collections”) can be sensibly organised and rationalised using techniques Mark has developed. Current work involves the digital reassembly and reconstruction of a church flattened in 1966  for HS2.

Recent and artier diversifications are as guidebook writer and painter of reconstruction diorama and other illustrations.  Mark has a wide circle of associates, ranging from book designers to geologists. This allows a unique “one-stop shop” for built heritage interpretation services. Approach Mark now for discussion of your requirements - or simply a chat.

A few past clients:

Archaeological Services

Architectural Fragments

Historic Buildings

Heritage Interpretation

Guides And Publications

Reconstruction Dioramas

Other Illustration

Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Member of the Association for Hertitage Interpretation
Member of the Association of Illustrators