Join date: Nov 15, 2018

Barry Joyce MBE, FSA, Dip Arch, MSc.

For most of his professional life Barry Joyce was a member, and then manager, of a team of environmental specialists at Derbyshire County Council dealing with archaeology, historic building conservation, historic area conservation, urban design, environmental education, landscape design and ecology.

Having trained as an architect he entered the field of planning and then gained a masters degree in building conservation.

He developed a particular commitment to area conservation and was seconded by Derbyshire County Council to continue the Civic Trust's influential conservation led regeneration experiment at Wirksworth. This received a ‘Europe Nostra Award’ in 1982 and the Royal Town Planning Institute's ‘’Annual Award for Planning Achievement’ in 1984.

He has lectured, broadcast and written on the topic of area conservation and his book "Derbyshire Detail and Character" (1996) was praised by the Royal Town Planning Institute and English Heritage.

He led the team which put together the UK nomination to UNESCO for the addition of the Derwent Valley Mills to the World Heritage List. (1996-2001).

He is a member of the Steering Group of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Partnership.

He is Vice Chairman of the ICOMOS UK World Heritage Committee. ICOMOS advises UNESCO on cultural


He served on the Derby Diocesan Advisory Committee from 1978 to 2012. He has been a member of the Derbyshire Historic Building Trust since 1978 and was appointed Vice Chair in 2017

He was appointed MBE in 1997 for services to conservation in Derbyshire. In 2012 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

He is a trustee of the Derbyshire Environmental Trust.

He was a speaker at the March 2017 national ASCHB conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Civic Amenities Act.

He was appointed by ICOMOS in 2018 to be one of the assessors of the Indian state's nomination of Jaipur for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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