Richard has many years’ experience working as a consultant archaeologist and buildings historian. He specialises in heritage assessments of historic buildings and industrial archaeology.
Richard has been a self-employed consultant since 2000. His long-term clients have included a ten-year period providing advice on statutory listing to Cadw, and fourteen years contributing to the RCAHM Wales Uplands Archaeology Initiative. He has also worked for Historic England, providing advice on the listing of churches in the Midlands and north of England. Previous jobs included working as an archaeologist for the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and The National Trust, and as a photographer for the Landmark Trust. His first degree was in archaeology, which he studied at Cardiff University. Later on he returned to education to write his PhD thesis at Birmingham University on the iron industry.
Richard is also a prolific writer and photographer, He has written scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects from iron manufacture to the cultural history of waterfalls. He has also published numerous articles and photos in the regional and national press. Below is a list of his more significant publications.
(Logaston Press, 2016)
Coal mining in Britain
The Iron Industry
The Tudor Reformation
Holy Grail and Holy Thorn: Glastonbury in the English imagination
(Fonthill Media, 2014)
(Logaston Press, 2012)
The Green Man
Church Misericords and Bench Ends
A Concise Guide to the Parish Church
Ironmaking: The History and Archaeology of the Iron Industry
Trees: Woodlands and Western Civilization
(Hambledon Continuum, 2003, 2007)
Ironbridge: History & Guide
(Tempus, 1999, revised 2008) [with W Horton]
Archaeology and Conservation in Ironbridge
(CBA Research Report 123, 1999) [with W Horton and S White]
Riddles in Stone: Myths, Archaeology and the Ancient Britons
(Hambledon, 1997, 2006)
A cv can be downloaded here: Richard_Hayman2018