A Firm Foundation

We really know about historic interiors. Our recreations are firmly based on decades of specialist research and study, and the examination of original decoration and furnishings.

Here are some of Charles Kightly's qualifications and publications.


Dr. Charles Kightly - Historical Interiors and Exhibitions Consultant

B.A (Ist class Honours) Mediaeval Literature University of York 1968
Ph.D Mediaeval History University of York 1975

Following a term as Research Author at the History of Parliament Trust (1971-77), has worked continuously as an author, editor, exhibition and audiotour deviser and textwriter, consultant on historical tourism, and restorer and recreator of historic buildings and interiors.

Hon.Secretary, Lincolnshire Old Churches Trust 1989-92
Chairman, Friends of York City Archives 1999-2004
Member, Historic Buildings Advisory Council for Wales [Advisory panel for Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments], 2004-2010
Churchwarden, St.Denys, York, 1991-2011 and 2014--

This is a small selection from over 100 books and articles, being those more relevant to historic interiors and their recreation

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