Matthew Bristow

Historic Environment Research Manager

+44 (0)20 7664 4899

Matthew is a landscape and buildings archaeologist and local historian who currently combines the roles of Research Manager for the University of London’s Victoria County History project and Senior Investigator for Historic England, based in their Historic Places Investigation Team (East). 

A qualified project manager, Matthew has been with the Victoria County History since 2005 and joined Historic England in 2015.  Matthew specialises in the analysis of English landscapes and buildings with research interests that include church architecture, vernacular buildings, village and town morphology, the buildings of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions, New Towns, and non-traditional housing types of the 20th century.  He is a current member of the Vernacular Architecture Group Committee, having served as Editor of the Journal of Vernacular Architecture between 2010 and 2016 and is a MIfA grade member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.