SAVE has used the power of public opinion, through press releases and reports, and the threat of legal action to rescue a series of major buildings from demolition and decay as well to fight for numerous local landmarks.

On three separate occasions SAVE has set up charitable trusts to restore threatened buildings - Barlaston Hall, Staffordshire, All Souls, Halifax and 6 Palace Street, Caernarfon. The SAVE Trust is currently restoring the Grade II* listed Castle House in Bridgwater.

Many of SAVE's campaigns have altered the way legislation now protects our built heritage.

Our attack on insensitive shop fronts contained guidelines now adopted by many local planning authorities.

SAVE was the first organisation to campaign for the introduction of the Thirty Year Rule which now makes outstanding post-war buildings in England and Wales eligible for listing.

SAVE has also been instrumental in changing public and professional attitudes, such as leading the way in promoting the reuse of redundant industrial buildings.

Many buildings have been saved as a direct result of featuring on the SAVE register of threatened historic buildings. This was the first register of its kind to be made available on the internet and remains a unique source of information for people looking to repair and reuse threatened historic buildings. Visit the buildings at risk section for more information.

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