About: Ellen Leslie

Heritage consultant & house historian

Ellen Leslie researches the social and structural history of buildings, revealing how a house has changed over time and who has lived in those properties. Her clients include property professionals, private homeowners and family historians. Ellen attained the Post-Graduate Diploma in the Conservation of Historic Buildings from the Architectural Association’s School of Architecture and is a former Guardian of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

She has made frequent appearances in the press and media, notably, ‘How The Victorians Built Britain’ (Channel 5), for which she was interviewed about Victorian Industrial Ice Houses (October Films - September 2018), and articles in The Times, Listed Heritage Magazine and the Financial Times.

The many case studies that you may read more about on her website include: Cliveden House, Taplow; Stone Gappe Hall, Lothersdale; Oulton Hall, Norfolk; and Manor House, Ware.

House History Show presentations

On Saturday 15 May at 2.30 pm heritage consultant and house historian Ellen Leslie will present ‘London: Building Storeys’ in which she will look at the growth of London, the kinds of architecture you can find there with London-specific research tips.

On Thursday 27 May, 6.30 pm, heritage consultant and house historian Ellen Leslie will present ‘Who’s Been Living in My House?’, a presentation in the summer lecture series (for tickets please click here)

Ellen will also be participating in the chats and plenary Q&A through the Saturday.

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@HouseHistoryHr – tune in to #HouseHistoryHour every Thursday at 7pm GMT/BST, co-hosted by Ellen Leslie and a group of fellow leading house historians for House History news, advice & information.