Aerial photography can have an important role to play when providing listed building surveys. The use of drones is very helpful and they are a specialisation in their own right. Obtaining decent imagery requires a skilled operator and sophisticated equipment. The use of drones also requires a good understanding of air law. This is why, rather than having a go myself, I call upon the services of Paul Lindup of Airbourne-Imagery, with his many years of experience as a helicopter pilot plus his advanced drones and cameras. In the above case Paul provided some very useful photographs, in particular of the roof areas. Whilst I did climb over the roofs and walk the parapets, the aerial photographs helped by giving a clear view of the roof layout and chimney stacks. The combination of detailed site inspection and aerial photographs enabled a more accurate listed building survey and schedule of works.