The JESSOP Consultancy (TJC Heritage Ltd)

Lichfield + Sheffield + Oxford

Digital Heritage


Technology is influencing the way we record, analyse and present heritage sites. Based in Woodstock near Oxford, our digital heritage team led by Marcus Abbott, provides a comprehensive suite of digital survey, computing and visualisation services for heritage based projects, television and museum displays.

With a specialist in-house capability to conduct laser scan and photogrammetric surveys of buildings, landscapes and artefacts. Using this digital data, we create accurate plans, elevations and cross-sections.

We offer services in 3D modelling of buildings, archaeological sites and historic landscapes. Combining this digital resource we create a varied array of products such as virtual explorable environments, web based presentations, animated films and App design/content.

The Company has invested in a cloud computing network enabling us to process complex digital data and allows us to render images and animations with a fast and cost effective work stream.


Norbury Old Hall (on behalf of the National Trust). Detailed metric survey in the form of a laser scan survey was completed to allow for a digital reconstruction of the buidling to be produced, which formed the basis of a Historic England Level 4 survey of the exposed standing fabric.

Star Carr (on behalf of the Fitzwilliam Museum and HLF). Using the excavated evidence and 3D laserscan data of the reserved remains of the former Prehistoric settlement at Star Carr, an animated film was produced detailing features and artefacts recovered from this Internationally important archaeological site. 

Deepdene House (on behalf of Mole Valley District Council and HLF). A series of reconstructions of the former Country House was produced as a computer visualisation, including the gardens and ancillary structures. The digital model was created to allow the viewer to travel though the interior of the building to gain a full and immersive experience of this once iconic building.

The Severn Estuary (on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council and HLF). A 10 minute digital animated film from prehistory to the present day, was produced to explain the development of the foreshore along the River Severn using evience from archaeolgoical surveys and excavations.

The Great British Dig (on behalf of Strawberry Blonde TV). As part of the production team Marcus Abbott has been providing real-time graphical support during the filming and excavations on this new television series for Channel 4. Specialist reconstructions and 3D models form an important part of the role.