MSRG Committee and Officers, 2012
Dr Jeremy Lake (Committee, 2012 - )
Jeremy Lake has a love of rural buildings and landscapes that has developed since he started to survey estates for the National Trust in the early 1980s. He worked on the Accelerated Listing Resurvey of rural areas between 1984 and 1988, and then as an Inspector of Historic Buildings in London and other parts of England from 1988. This included a broad range of surveys in both urban and rural areas, and since the mid 1990s thematic listing surveys on chapels, military and industrial sites and farmsteads that were intended to inform the management as well as protection of significant buildings. Since 2002 he has worked with the English Heritage Characterisation Team, and has focused on developing new ways of mapping, understanding and informing change to rural buildings and landscapes, and now works with the newly-established Historic Environment Intelligence Team: this latter work is focused on understanding and informing responses to the likely future scenarios for change for landscapes and resources across England. He has published extensively on a range of subjects, from chapels and military sites to farmsteads and rural settlement, and serves on the Methodist Church Listed Buildings Advisory Group.