About me

Buildings Historian, Archaeologist, Writer, Photographer
Iron Bridge


I am a freelance buildings historian and archaeologist and I make most of my living from work as a heritage consultant. Since I started out on my own in 2000 I have worked with a variety of clients, including Cadw, The National Trust, RCAHM Wales, Snowdonia National Park Authority and the Princes Regeneration Trust. Before that I worked as an archaeologist for the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, and before that I was a freelance photographer.

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I love photographing and writing about historic places. My books now run well into double figures and my work has been in both scholarly and popular journals and magazines, including BBC History Magazine, History Today and British Archaeology. Some of these works were specially commissioned, but I have been lucky enough to see many personal projects through to publication, from topics as varied as the manufacture of iron in the industrial revolution to the cultural history of waterfalls.

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A cv can be downloaded here: Richard Hayman 2021