Principal Heritage Consultant and Exeter Office Head

Duncan-CoeDuncan Coe

With over 27 years of professional experience Duncan has recently taken on the role of Head of our Exeter Office whilst continuing to act as Principal Heritage Consultant for Southern and South Western England. Duncan has worked for Local Authorities and English Heritage providing advice and support ion archaeological and Heritage issues.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA) and also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA). Duncan has managed a wide range of projects whilst at Cotswold Archaeology and taken the lead on a number of appeals and Public Inquiries. Working in the private sector, local government and for the national heritage agency he developed a strong understanding of the legislative and policy position that underpins heritage management in the 21st Century.

Duncan takes an active role on promoting and co-ordinating outreach and community engagement activities at Cotswold Archaeology, including leading on our partnerships with the Boxford Heritage Project, and the University of Exeter’s Ipplepen Archaeological Project. Duncan has explored new methods of explaining and speaking for heritage. The Historic Environment Character Zoning project in West Berkshire sought ways of utilising heritage data (in particular the HER and HLC) and modelling them against a range of other geographic datasets using GIS as an analytical tool. The results have been integrated into the new Local Plan and have influenced responses to a range of issues, relating to strategic planning, individual site issues and countryside management.