Historic Environment Skills

Historic Environment Skills (HES) has been running since 2018 and has so far had eleven individuals begin placements in a range of skills essential in caring for and preserving the historic environment!

The idea behind the project is that there is a skills shortage in heritage skills, with not enough people learning how to care for our built heritage. Older buildings require specialist care and in recent years, skilled craftspeople have not necessarily had the opportunity to train the next generation of crafters and conservators. HES hopes to change that and with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Skills for the Future grant, we are helping organisations train those future master builders.

Part of this project was to create an online resource which will be available for people to engage with the historic environment and skills, and to open up traditional buildings to a new audience.  This resource has been created for you to find out more about the different types of historic buildings, and the different elements that make these buildings up.

Case studies have been provided to show how the HES trainees throughout their traineeships have developed in their new heritage and traditional skills, thanks to the project.

Explore the skills

Explore the project through these historic buildings in Lincolnshire:

HES mill hill cottage limewashing
HES mill hill cottage


Mill Hill Cottage

HES Lincoln Castle stonework 2
HES Lincoln Castle Lucy Tower


Lincoln Castle

HES lincoln cathedral stone masonry in action


Lincoln Cathedral

HES Bolingbroke Castle archaeology
HES Bolingbroke Castle aerial view


Bolingbroke Castle

HES Old Kings Head brick pointing
HES Old Kings Head frontage


The Old King's Head