Barry Stow

Dip Arch FRSA

Since 1982 Barry Stow’s work has included historic building repair, the conservation of listed buildings, urban landscapes and World Heritage Sites, tourism development of heritage sites, housing and shelter strategies for developing countries. He co-founded The Conservation Practice in 1988, carrying out many major projects including the restoration of Uppark, Eltham Palace and St. Pancras Station Midland Grand Hotel, before becoming an independent consultant in 1999. Since 2002 he has worked with Marcus Beale Architects, advising on projects including Oriel College and New College, Oxford [Grade I], the conservation of Merton Priory, Harrow School and many smaller projects. He was a partner with Marcus Beale in Stow and Beale Conservation architects LLP from 2007-2012, and a director of MBA from 2012-2019 where he is now a Conservation Consultant. He also maintains his own workload and is Inspecting Architect for 8 historic London churches.


Dip Arch – University of Portsmouth 1972

RIBA Chartered Architect 1989

Key projects include:

Character assessments and proposals for:

  • Liverpool North Docks World Heritage Site
  • Liverpool historic city centre World Heritage Site
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, World Heritage Site
  • The Royal Landscape, Windsor Great Park
  • Jarrow and Wearmouth, Tentative World Heritage Site
  • Westminster Abbey and Westminster Palace World Heritage Sites
  • The Giza Plateau, Pyramids and Sphinx, Cairo
  • The Roman city of Jerash, Jordan
  • The medieval city of Lahore, Pakistan
  • The Toro Kingdom, southwest Uganda
  • The falai ancient oasis irrigation system, Oman
  • Dover Castle
  • Forty Hall, Enfield, and many others

Conservation Strategies

  • Giza Plateau, Cairo
  • the ‘falaj‘ World Heritage Sites, Oman
  • the Royal Landscape, Windsor Great Park
  • Dover Castle, and many others

Building Conservation

  • Uppark, for the National Trust
    Eltham Palace, for English Heritage
  • St. Pancras Station [The Midland Grand Hotel], for London & Continental Rail
  • Apsley House / No. 1 London, for English Heritage
  • The ‘Roman Temple Ruins’ Windsor Great Park, for Crown Estate
  • Westminster Abbey Chapter House [all Grade I Listed]
  • Kirkstall Abbey ruins, Leeds
  • The former royal palace, Abu Dhabi.

Shelter & Tourism Strategies

  • Botswana
  • The Gambia
  • Jordan
  • Syria
  • Pakistan
  • Eastern Caribbean
  • The UK.

Expert witness to United Nations Court on War reparations following Iran/Iraq war 1988