James Wright, Buildings Archaeologist & Architectural Historian

Hailing from Staffordshire, James Wright has been involved with the world of archaeology for over twenty years. His principal interest is buildings archaeology and, in particular , high status medieval and early modern structures. He has led major projects at sites including the Tower of London, Palace of Westminster, Southwark Cathedral, Knole, Lincoln Cathedral & Bishop’s Palace, St Mary’s Warwick and Tattershall Castle.

Following graduation from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Nottingham, he began his career working for Trent & Peak Archaeology . He later retrained as a conservation stonemason , under the master mason Mark Stafford , with formal qualifications obtained from Weymouth College. James then combined both disciplines as Archaeological and Historic Buildings Assistant at Nottinghamshire County Council between 2004 – 2010, where he ran the Castles of Nottinghamshire Project.

James then moved on to work as a buildings archaeologist and historic stone specialist for the Museum of London Archaeology until the autumn of 2016. He was part of a team which won Best Project at the British Archaeological Awards for his work leading the historic building recording at Knole for several years.