Historic Building Conservation Consultants

Rock Davidson Historic Building  Conservation Consultants, based in Malvern Worcestershire, have 30 years of experience and interest in the arts, architectural history, social history, education, genealogy and building conservation.

RDA is a consultancy providing professional and independent historical buildings research, architectural building recording, conservation plans, heritage statements with assessments of significance, statements of significance; conservation area appraisals, designation and listed building advice; condition & maintenance surveys pre 1920 buildings; house history research for house owners or for businesses such as hoteliers and publicans.

Serving the Counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds, South Shropshire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire

Latest News

March 2019

IHBC AGM Louisa elected as Consultations & Policy Officer for IHBC WestMidlands Branch

February 2019

See our Advice on Using Appropriate Expertise for Heritage Statements


January 2019

Check out our Advert in the BUILDING CONSERVATION DIRECTORY 2019

Under Professional Services HERITAGE CONSULTANTS



November 2018

RDA attended WM IHBC in Stratford Upon Avon for CPD day Impact of Tourism on Heritage


October 2018

Check out our Contractors page On ADS Grey Literature OASIS reports.



June 30th 2018

Pleasure to have held a PP Lecture and guided walk for C20 Society West Midlands on InterWar Malvern. Thanks to Burleys for allowing members to see the unique interior of the Art Deco hairdressers

May 2018

Delighted to be in the Listed Property Owners Club Directory and Club Magazine. We appear under Architects, Surveyors and Consultants

April/May 2018

Louisa helps Malvern Civic Society Committee to judge Civic Award 2018.

See News Sheet 9

March 8th 2018

West Midlands IHBC CPD Day “Restoration of Chillington Hall”, AGM and Full Membership Seminar

NEWS from March 8th

Louisa Davidson re-elected West Midlands IHBC Branch Rep. Also Louisa as a Full member helped lead  Membership Seminar for Affiliate Members on their applications for Associate, and or Full IHBC membership

February 10th 2018

RDA attended the West Midlands Victorian Society AGM in Birmingham

December 2017

Louisa Davidson granted upgrade status from Associate IHBC to FULL IHBC

October 2017

RDA attended C20 WM in Birmingham on ‘C20 Listing Seminar’ and IHBC SOUTH branch Newbury Shaw House ‘The Evolution of Middle Class House Interiors’  Conference

September 2017

Louisa from RDA delivered successful lecture and guided walk for IHBC West Midlands this month.

“Louisa Davidson’s talk and walking tour in the morning was fascinating and gave insight into the eclectic and marvellous architectural heritage of Great Malvern.   It also highlighted some of the shocking things that can happen when development is not considered holistically with regard to every aspect of the historic environment, designated and non-designated heritage assets including setting and significance and the impact that new development can have, if not checked by current planning policies and informed thinking.  It certainly provoked a lot of discussion for the delegates attending.”


Jacob Rock from RDA was selected to take part in this year’s SPAB working party, he jumped at the opportunity to develop his existing skills and work with new approaches to traditional materials and processes in hot lime pointing, and in soft capping.

[See News Sheet 8]

April 2017

RDA attend VAG Conference Herts [See News Sheet 7]

December 2016

 2nd Edition of Louisa’s  book has been published

Architectural Guidebook Great Malvern Worcestershire

This re print and 2nd edition  includes new pages on St Ann’s Well

and Malvern’s Victorian Cemetery etc and a Glossary





Arts and Crafts 1870-1914 Vernacular Materials/Designers/Arts & Crafts Movement/Craftsmen
Edwardian House Styles 1900-1918 Traditionalists/Edwardian Classicism/Arts & Crafts/Modern WW1
Regency House Styles 1790-1830 Neo-Classicism/Greek Revival/Picturesque/Gothick
Victorian House Styles 1830-1900 Italianate/High Gothic/Arts & Crafts/Queen Anne Revival