Topographical Survey of St. Michael's Church in St. Albans, Hertfordshire


Terrain Surveys were pleased to be instructed by our regular client, Austin Truman Associates, to undertake a topographical survey of St Michael’s Church in St Albans, Hertfordshire. This historic church, which boasts a Grade l listing, is particularly noteworthy as one of the most significant surviving Anglo-Saxon buildings in the UK. While much of the building is late 10th or early 11th century, the church underwent a series of alterations in the 19th century, designed by renowned Gothic Revival architect Gilbert Scott George.  

The Challenge

Two of our experienced surveyors made the short journey from our Welwyn head office to this historic site to undertake this topographical survey. We were to capture the many features within the survey area, including site monuments, gravestones and spot levels at 5m intervals, along with the building outline of the church itself. Despite the church’s relative seclusion, it is located close to the city centre and, owing to its heritage, remains a popular destination for visitors to the city. As the church was to remain open, we therefore arranged a convenient date with the Vicar to ensure minimal disruption to any services. 

The Result

Our two decades of experience in undertaking measured surveys, including topographical surveys, enabled us to deliver this topographical survey to the agreed budget and timescale. The survey was measured to RICS standards and took place over two days. Working within the Culture and Heritage sector is particularly rewarding and we were therefore pleased to ensure that the Church now holds a highly-accurate drawing of the site’s topography to assist with conservation purposes. 

Whether you have a requirement for a topographical survey or any other form of measured survey Terrain Surveys would be pleased to assist and provide you with a bespoke quotation to be returned within 48 hours. 

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