Lucy
Denton

Associate, Heritage and Research

Lucy Denton BA (Hons) MA FRSA FRGS is an Associate - Heritage and Research based in London, whose specialism is the meticulous research and in-depth investigation of evidence in relation to historic buildings, their decorative schemes, collections, and potential redevelopment.

With twenty years’ experience in the arts and heritage sectors as consultant, researcher and writer, she has worked on a diverse range of projects in both the public and private sectors from the former home of J.M. Barrie in London, redesigned by Lutyens, to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. She has a strong background in country house estate history, and in the restoration and development of redundant or under-utilised buildings, including one of the largest century houses in Europe, Wentworth Woodhouse, and numerous comparable examples at estates across the country, for the National Trust and private owners. She has assessed the significance of a Grade I listed Norman castle and its important early medieval landscape; evaluated the proposals for a new Baroque house in Yorkshire; and written a comprehensive study on the original Annabel's Club, appraising what is considered to be polymath William Kent's Palladian masterpiece and the 'finest townhouse in London' at No.44 Berkeley Square.

She has made several discoveries and uncovered evidence which has led to the re-evaluation of historic sites, and their architectural attributions including an early 18th century manor house with connections to Sir Isaac Newton, and a Grade I listed Victorian church, now part of a World Heritage Site.

Her work is always tailored to be relevant to current requirements or proposals, so as to ensure that heritage significance is understood, appreciated and integral to projects as they develop.

She was previously at Sotheby’s, has advised television programmes on the BBC and Channel 5, and written for national press and publications including The Times, Country Life and Hudson's Historic Houses. 

She is a Freeman of the City of London, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Geographical Society.

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