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Peter de Figueiredo
About Myself


I trained as an architect and urban designer, and have practised in the field of historic building conservation in the north west of England for more than 30 years. I have worked in the private sector, for a number of local authorities and for English Heritage. I was Head of Conservation and Design for the City of Chester from 1989-99, and Historic Buildings Inspector for English Heritage from 1999-2007.


My publications include:
  • Cheshire Country Houses
  • The Victorian architecture of Manchester and Salford
  • The Rows of Chester
  • Religion and Place: Liverpool's historic places of worship
as well as numerous articles on architectural, historical and planning topics published in specialist journals.


I have been a member of Places Matter, the North West Design Review Panel from 2007-2012, and have served on the Chester Diocesan Advisory Committee, and the Historic Churches Committee for the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Shrewsbury. I am on the Editorial Board of Context, the journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, and am a Trustee of the Port Sunlight Villiage Trust.