Mark Samuel

Architectural Archaeology

About Mark Samuel

Mark has been adding value for heritage sector clients for over twenty years. Before that he worked for the Museum of London Archaeology Service in what is now internationally recognised as the most rigorous forcing ground of archaeology.

His 10,000 hours of training in historic sites, stately homes, museums, castles, visitor attractions, publishers and charities reflects a rare combination of talents and experience. This reflects an unusual ability to integrate the fine detail of research into an overall narrative. He makes it clear why detail matters. He also provides illustrations for books, displays and heritage trails.

Client Feedback

Blarney Castle: Its’ history, development and purpose

23 Feb 08

“A rigorous new study of Blarney Castle has caused controversy this week, writes Barry Roche, southern correspondent. It may well be literally the stuff of legend lost in time, but as this week’s kerfuffle about the Blarney stone has shown, it is also very much part of the modern tourist consciousness., which can make headlines not only in Ireland but across the globe from America to Australia …”

Irish Times Review

Selborne Priory: excavations 1953-1971

24 Jan 15

" …with very many thanks for your excellent contributions "

David Baker OBE

Cambridge Austin Friars reconstruction diorama

20 Oct 20

" this is very impressive "

Craig Cessford (Cambridge Archaeology Unit)

12 Arthur Road, Cliftonville: an Architectural and Social History

2 Mar 20

" Mark writes with a unique voice "

Nick Dermott. The Dalby Square Townscape Heritage Initiative
(Thanet District Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund 2019)

Bower House - Assessment of historic fabric (Borough of Havering)


" ... a truly forensic analysis which makes me proud to be associated with archaeologists rather than architectural historians "

Phil Emery (Ramboll 2015)

Mark offers professional-quality writing and artwork, meticulous attention to detail and a friendly down-to-earth service.

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