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UK Historic Buildings and Monuments

ABC - Adfer Ban a Chwm

A charity that aims to preserve examples of the vernacular architecture of Carmarthenshire and Powys; includes a profile, details of projects, news, and contacts.

Ancient Monuments Society

Campaigns to further the study of historic buildings in the UK. Offers information about the society's events, publications and activities.

The Architectural Heritage Fund

Registered charity devoted to the preservation of historic buildings in the UK. Provides news, advice, funding information and case studies.

Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings

Keeps its members informed on all aspects of building conservation by providing a forum for meetings, lectures and discussions, as well as arranging visits to buildings, work-in-progress and places of interest.

British Listed Buildings

An online database of buildings and structures that are listed as being of special architectural and historic interest in Great Britain; includes maps and brief details.

Directory, articles, organisations, and education and training.

Buildings Archaeology Group

Reformed in 2003 to act as a forum for promoting the archaeological analysis, research, interpretation of standing structures.

Buildings at Risk Register

A scheme in Scotland providing information on properties of architectural or historic merit at risk of demolition or disrepair. Includes their register, news, advice about restoration funding, and contacts.

Castles Abbeys and Medieval Buildings

Record of castles, abbeys, churches, manor houses and all types of medieval buildings Michael Cooke has visited and photographed in England.

Church Monuments Society

Encourages the appreciation, study and conservation of church monuments; features membership information, monument listings and symbolism glossary.

Cinema Theatre Association

Founded to draw attention to the loss of the movie palaces of the twenties and thirties, and now working on the conservation and appreciation of all cinema and theatre buildings. Publications, campaigns, and archive.


Searchable online database for the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW).

Construction History Society

Society for all those who are enthusiastic about any aspect of the history of construction.

Country Houses Foundation

Grant giving foundation supporting the preservation of buildings of historic or architectural significance for the public benefit.

Dating Old Welsh Houses

Offers information about this dendrochronology project which aims to provide dates for some of the oldest houses in Wales.

Derelict Places

A forum for people with an interest in the history and documentation of derelict and abandoned buildings.

Devon Earth Building Association

Provides advice and technical guidance on the repair and maintenance of earth, or cob, buildings.

Drinking Fountain Association

Established in 1859 to provide drinking water fountains and troughs for people and animals in the UK; now works to preserve and restore fountains in Britain, and fund clean drinking water projects overseas.

The Folly Fellowship

A pressure group formed to protect and promote follies, grottoes, and garden buildings. Offers details of membership, events, publications, news, maps, and resources.

Forgotten Relics

A celebration of bridges, viaducts, tunnels, and stations on the UK's network of disused railway lines; includes a gazetteer, news, photos, and advice for researchers.

Funds for Historic Buildings

Comprehensive funding database for those wishing to repair, restore or convert for a new use a historic building in the UK.

The Garden History Society

A society that promotes the study and protection of historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes.

The Georgian Group

Campaigns to preserve Georgian buildings and gardens. Features details of current campaigns and projects plus events listings and related resources.

Heritage Alliance

An umbrella organisation represrenting and promoting the non-Government movement in the heritage sector; provides a guide to their campaigns and projects, with news, events, and list of members.

Heritage Funding Directory

Guide to potential sources of support, financial and otherwise, for anyone seeking to undertake projects related to the heritage of the United Kingdom.

Heritage of London Trust

Helps preserve the buildings and monuments that tell the story of the city and its people.

Heritage Trust for the North West

Established to rescue and restore buildings of architectural interest at risk, in Lancashire, Manchester, Liverpool and Cumbria. Information about their projects, visitor centres, volunteer opoortunities, and events.

Highland Buildings Preservation Trust (HBPT)

Works to preserve the built heritage of the Highlands and Islands by acquiring derelict historic buildings for repair and re-use. Includes a guide to current and past projects, with news and contacts.

The Highland Historic Buildings Trust

A trust that aims to restore and return to use the built heritage of the Highlands and Islands. HHBT2

Historic Building Advisory Service

Membership subscription service offering advice and expert consultation on maintaining, conserving or restoring historic buildings.

Historic Farm Buildings Group

Concerned with the past, present and future of historic farm buildings. Provides information on the group's membership, events and publications.

Historic Houses

Represent the nation’s largest collection of independently owned historic houses and gardens.

Ken's Great Barns

Showcasing the history and heritage of Britain's ancient barns, with a gazatteer and photograph albums.

Landmark Trust

Charity which rescues and restores important old buildings and makes them available as holiday accommodation. landmarktrust

The Letter Box Study Group

A recognised authority on the British post box, offering information on its membership and activities.

The Letter Box Study Group

The recognised authority on the British Letterbox.

Listed Property Owners Club

Provides a range of advice and services for owners; with details of membership and benefits, and a directory of specialist companies that provide maintenance and restoration services for listed buildings.

Maintenance Booker

Established by the National Churches Trust; provides a way for churches and other historic and heritage buildings to book accredited professionals for maintenance requirements.

Monastic Wales

Aims to establish a comprehensive history of the monasteries of medieval Wales.

The National Trust for Scotland

An independent charity set up in 1931 for the preservation and conservation of natural and human heritage that is significant to Scotland and the world.

Open Plaques

Documenting the historical links between people and places, as recorded by commemorative plaques.


Online resource from English Heritage’s National Monuments Record providing a way to find information about many of England's ancient and historical sites, buildings and monuments.

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust

A trust that undertakes activities in pursuit of the preservation, regeneration and re-use of buildings of architectural or heritage value at risk. PrincesRegen

Project Redsand

Documents efforts to conserve the Maunsell Forts, fortified towers in the Thames Estuary from the second world war.

Public Monuments and Sculpture Association

Furthering the cause of outdoor statues, sculpture and commemorative monuments nationwide with projects, publications and campaigns, and a national recording project.

Researching Historic Buildings in the British Isles

Presents a useful guide for the layperson wanting to research their home or other historic building.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

Responsible for recording, interpreting and collecting information about the built environment. Information about their services and publications.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

Develops and promotes understanding of the archaeological, built and maritime heritage of Wales. Includes extensive information across a variety of themes, plus educational resources. RCAHMWales

Save Britain's Heritage

Campaigns on behalf of threatened historic buildings. Features newsletters, campaign information, publications list, the Buildings at Risk Register and advice for those wanting to mount their own local campaign.

Save Saltdean Lido

A community campaign to restore Saltdean Lido, and have it re-opened as a local community and leisure facility. Includes news, campaign materials, contacts, and a history.

Scottish Historic Buildings Trust

Charity that secures the future of under-used historic buildings across Scotland by expertly restoring them for the nation and finding new uses that can regenerate local communities. shbt

The Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group

Set up in 1972 to provide a focus for people interested in the traditional buildings of Scotland.

Site Records

A list of all known "Cold War" nuclear bunkers and subterranean complexes in the UK.

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

Offers education, advice, information and training to the public, historic building owners and professionals. Includes details of the society's magazine, plus event listings and online shop.

Stone Roofing Association

Details of the association, articles on the Welsh slate industry and traditional slate, stone and tile roofs.

An ongoing investigation into the prehistory of Great Britain encompassing the stone circles, standing stones, henges, hillforts, burial chambers and barrows that scatter the countryside of these islands.

Studies in Conservation

International peer-reviewed journal for the conservation of historic and artistic works.

The Temple Trust

A charity involved in the rescue and preservation of architectural heritage in the form of historic garden buildings and their settings.

Ulster Architectural Heritage Society

Exists to promote the appreciation and enjoyment of architecture from the prehistoric to the present in the nine counties of Ulster, and to encourage its preservation and conservation. ulsterahs

The Victorian Society

Champions Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales. What they do, publications, news, and events.

The Victorian Turkish Bath

Extensive site offering a wide range of information about the origin, development and decline of Turkish baths in Britain.

Village Pumps

Dedicated to the study of old Village Pumps in the UK, investigating their remaining locations, their design and manufacture, their history, and the relationship to their communities then and now.

The Village Sign Society

For enthusiasts of village signs in Great Britain.

Wattle and Daub: Craft, Conservation and Wiltshire Case Study

A dissertation submitted byTony Grahamtowards the degree of Master of Science in the Conservation of Historic Buildings at the University of Bath.

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