Ms Elizabeth Williamson

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Ms Elizabeth Williamson
BA (London)
Executive Editor, Victoria County History
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
020 7862 8777
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Archaeology, History of art, Modern History , Regional history
Europe, United Kingdom
Summary of research interests and expertise:
Localities and regions,architecture, conservation, designed landscapes,historic environment especially of the 20th century.

Elizabeth Williamson is a Reader in Architectural History and Executive Editor of the Victoria County History ( the IHR. She was previously Architectural Editor of the VCH and Deputy Editor of The Buildings of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales (Pevsner Architecural Guides). From 2003-10 she was a Commissioner of English Heritage (, has been a member of its Advisory Committee and London Advisory Committee,and is conversant with current political and social influences on the historic environment. She now chairs English Heritage's Historic Parks and Gardens Panel and is a member of its Designation Review Committee. She is a member of the British Academy Hearth Tax Committee and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

She has a broad understanding from physical and documentary evidence of the development of the British built environment in a wide range of localities and has a particular interest in twentieth-century architecture and planning. She has thirty years experience in publishing, particularly of series.
Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Jan-2012 Victoria History of Oxfordshire XVII

Edited Book

01-Jan-2012 Victoria History of Essex XI

Edited Book

01-Jan-2012 Victoria History of East Yorkshire IX

Edited Book

01-Jan-2011 Victoria History of Oxfordshire XVI

Edited Book

01-Jan-2011 Victoria History of Wiltshire XVIII

Edited Book

01-Jan-2010 Victoria History of Somerset X

Edited Book

01-Jan-2010 Victoria History of Gloucestershire XII

Edited Book

01-Jan-2010 Victoria History of Middlesex XIII

Edited Book

Additional Publications

Publications available in Senate House Libraries

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations:

Name Activity
English Heritage Designation Review
English Heritage Historic Parks and Gardens
English Heritage
Consultancy & Media
Available for consultancy:
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