Summary CV for Jenny Wetton

Research and Analytical Experience

  • Independent consultant specialising in the analysis of historic buildings to assess history and significance
  • Full membership of and accredited by the IHBC, listed on on the IHBC Accredited Practitioners database, with an ethical ethical duty to promote conservation
  • MSc in Architectural Conservation from UCLAN
  • Planning Placement Volunteer at Theatres Trust for a year
  • Associate Consultant at Kathryn Sather & Associates for four years
  • Curator of Science at Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester for 20 years

Research and Analytical Experience

  • Documentary research of historic buildings and areas using archival sources, historic maps and photographs to establish phasing and history of use;
  • On-site surveying to describe and analyse basic condition of surviving historic material for detailed gazetteers accompanying Conservation Management Plans (CMPs), Conservation Area Appraisals and NPPF heritage statements;
  • Assessment of significance to produce significance schedules and plans for buildings, using Historic England Statements of Heritage Significance Advice Note 12;
  • Comparison of buildings against listed building criteria for detailed significance assessment reports and CMPs;
  • Production of policies to inform future conservation decisions;
  • Assistance with research and editing for Theatre Heritage: a Conservation Guide for the Theatres Trust;
  • Updating of architect entries for the Theatres Trust Theatres database;
  • Analysis of and comment on planning applications for theatres;
  • Over twenty years experience as a museum curator in collections management and interpretation and experience of working on historic buildings with collections

Customer Focus

I am on the list of approved consultants held by Manchester City Council's Planning Department, the Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Services and the Derbyshire Building Conservation Crafts Register.  I offer customer focus with an ability to produce documents to tight deadlines and working to current best practice.  CMPs are produced according to Heritage Lottery Fund, Church Buildings Council and Prince’s Regeneration Trust guidelines and conservation area appraisals to Historic England guidance.  


I am able to present information for a variety of audiences using styles developed during extensive museum experience with developing exhibitions and more recent work with historic buildings and conservation areas.