Ian Atkins BSc (Hons) Msc MCIFA

Project Officer (Historic Buildings)

Ian AtkinsIan is an experienced buildings archaeologist with a broad background in standing buildings survey, archaeological illustration and field archaeology with a Masters degree in Archaeological Computing. He has been surveying, illustrating and interpreting post-medieval and industrial buildings across Yorkshire since 2007.

In 2006 Ian graduated from the University of Bradford with a BSc in Archaeology and worked throughout Yorkshire on a variety of industrial, medieval and Romano-British sites for ARCUS and Archaeological Services WYAS. At ASWYAS he developed his interest and specialisation in illustration and building recording, working on many large-scale surveys including Midland Mills, Bradford, Oats Royd Mill, Luddenden, Wakefield Upper Mills and Wellington Mills, Huddersfield. In 2009 he worked as part of the team undertaking the survey of Halifax Borough Market and produced the illustrations for the project.

In 2010 Ian undertook an MSc in Archaeological Computing at the University of Southampton where he enhanced his knowledge of computer graphics and learned cutting-edge techniques within the field of archaeological visualisation such as polynomial texture mapping and photogrammetry.

After his masters Ian worked as an illustrator for Cotswold Archaeology contributing to a range of grey literature and publications before joining AOC. Most recently he has been recording a range of historic buildings across Yorkshire and the midlands and producing the graphics for a range of large-scale fieldwork projects.

Selected Bibliography


Atkins I 2015. The Rocket Public House, Coventry, West Midlands: Historic Building Recording Report, AOC Archaeology

Atkins I 2014. Park House, Fangfoss, East Riding of Yorkshire: Archaeological and Structural Watching Brief Report, AOC Archaeology

Atkins I 2014. Coach House, St Leonard’s Place, York: Historic Building Recording and Rectified Photographic Survey, AOC Archaeology

Atkins I and Pollington M 2014. 69 and 71 Micklegate, City of York: Historic Building Recording and Heritage Assessment, AOC Archaeology


Craig-Atkins E 2014. Eavesdropping on short lives: Eaves-drip burial and the differential treatment of children one year of age and under in early Christian cemeteries. In Hadley, D.M. and Hemer, K.A. (eds). Medieval childhood: archaeological approaches. SSCIP Monograph 3. Oxbow.

Roberts, I and Richardson J 2013. Iron Age and Roman Settlements at Wattle Syke, Yorkshire Archaeology 11

Wilkes E.M and Griffith F.M 2013. Cadbury Castle, Devon, reconsidered, Archaeological Journal, 170

Craig-Atkins E 2012. Chest burial: a middle Anglo-Saxon funerary rite from Northern England. Oxford Journal of Archaeology:31:3 317-37