Conservation & Design

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  • English Historic Towns Forum
    The English Historic Towns Forum explores the issues impacting on historic towns, offering support and guidance on conservation area management, traffic and visitor management, urban regeneration and design, and other planning issues.
    The information in these pages is taken from The Building Conservation Directory, Historic Churches and Historic Gardens
  • Ancient Monuments Society
    Defending historic buildings
  • The Architectiral Heritage Fund
    Promotes the conservation of historic buildings in the UK
  • British Association for Local History
    Encourage and assist the study of Local History as an academic discipline and as a rewarding leisure pursuit for both individuals and groups.
  • The Chapels Society
    Seeks to foster public interest in the architectural and historical importance of all places of worship that might loosely described as Nonconformist.
  • The Churches Conservation Trust
    The national charity saving historic churches at risk.
  • Cinema Theatre Association
    Dedicated to cinema history – not the films, but the buildings they were and are shown in.
  • The Civic Trust
    Campaigned to make better places for people to live.
  • Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)
    From 1999 to 2011 CABE gave independent advice to help people create better buildings and spaces.
  • The Construction History Society
    The Construction History Society welcomes all those who are enthusiastic about any aspect of the history of construction.
  • Council for British Archaeology
    opening up the UK’s rich heritage for all and safeguard it for future generations.
  • The Crown Estate
    Working supportively with government; in Westminster, in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and at a local level.
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
    Here to help make Britain the world’s most creative and exciting place to live, visit and do business. We protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation.
  • English Heritage - Images of England
    Images of England is a ‘point in time’ photographic library of England’s listed buildings, recorded at the turn of the 21st century.
  • English Heritage - The National Heritage List for England
    The National Heritage List for England (NHLE) is the official database which provides access to up to date information on all nationally designated heritage assets.
  • English Heritage - Register of Plaque Schemes
    Information on plaque schemes.
  • Friends of Friendless Churches
    Campaigning for the preservation of ancient and beautiful but redundant churches.
  • The Garden History Society
    The Garden History Society (GHS) is the oldest society in the world dedicated to the conservation and study of historic designed gardens and landscapes.
  • The Georgian Group
    The Georgian Group is the national charity dedicated to preserving Georgian buildings and gardens.
  • Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust (HBPT)
    The Trust was formed by Hampshire County Council as part of its response to European Architectural Heritage Year in 1976. Its principal objective was to increase public awareness of the plight of those historic buildings which were suffering from either a lack of maintenance or lack of a viable use.
  • Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
    Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) gives grants to sustain and transform our heritage. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions.
  • Historic Houses Association
    Supporting Britain's historic houses, castles and gardens - and helping visitors to enjoy them.
  • Historic Towns Forum
    The Historic Towns Forum (HTF), formerly the English Historic Towns Forum (EHTF), has been supporting professionals working in the historic built environment since 1987.
  • The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)
    The mark of the conservation professional.
  • The Landmark Trust
    Take on historic places in danger and carefully and sensitively restore them. By making them available for holidays, we make sure they can be enjoyed by all, both today and for future generations.
  • The Letter Box Study Group
    An active group of individuals devoted to the study of letter boxes.
  • The Listed Proprty Owners Club
    Britain’s only advice service dedicated to keeping listed building owners informed of their obligations, rights, privileges and responsibilities.
  • Looking at Buildings
    An introduction to architecture with pages on Building Types, architectural styles and traditions and building materials and methods of construction, and an expanding guide and introduction to buildings in seven of England's cities.
  • The National Archives
    The UK government's official archive, from Domesday Book to websites.
  • National Piers Society
    The Society's aims are to promote and sustain interest in the preservation and continued enjoyment of seaside piers.
  • National Trust
    A charity that works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces.
  • Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA)
    The PMSA aims to heighten public appreciation of Britain's public sculpture, and to contribute to its preservation, protection and promotion.
  • The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
    The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.
  • SAVE Britain's Heritage
    SAVE is a strong, independent voice in conservation, free to respond rapidly to emergencies and to speak out loud for the historic environment.
  • The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)
    The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings was founded by William Morris in 1877 to counteract the highly destructive 'restoration' of medieval buildings being practised by many Victorian architects. Today it is the largest, oldest and most technically expert national pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage.
  • Society of Genealogists
    The library of the Society of Genealogists.
  • Twentieth Century Society
    Campaigning for Twentieth century architecture.
  • The Victorian Society
    Victorian and Edwardian buildings are irreplaceable, cherished, diverse, beautiful, familiar and part of our everyday life. The Victorian Society is the champion for these buildings.
  • Historic England
    Historic England exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.
  • Association of Preservation Trusts
    Promotes and supports the rescue and sustainable use of historic buildings at risk.