Useful Contacts

Useful addresses

Ancient Monuments Society
St Ann's Vestry Hall
2 Church Entry
London EC4V 5HB
020 7236 3934

The Architectural Heritage Fund
Alhambra House
27-31 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0AU
020 7925 0199

Welsh Assembly Government
Plas CarewUnit 5/7 Cefn Coed
Parc Nantgarw
CF15 7QQ
01443 33 6000

Historic England
Customer Services Department
London National Office
Cannon Bridge House
25, Dowgate Hill
London EC4R 2YR

The Georgian Group
6 Fitzroy Square
London W1P 6DX
020 7387 1720

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)
3 Stafford Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN2 4QZ

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
RICS Contact Centre
Surveyor Court
Westwood Way
Coventry CV4 8JE
0870 333 1600

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)
37 Spital Square
London E1 6DY
020 7377 1644

The Scottish Civic Trust
Tobacco Merchant's House
42 Miller Street
Glasgow G1 1DT
0141 221 1466

The Twentieth Century Society
70 Cowcross Street
London EC1M 6EJ
020 7250 3857

The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society
66 Donegall Pass
Belfast BT7 1BU
01232 550213

The Victorian Society
1 Priory Gardens
Bedford Park
London W4 1TT
020 8994 1019

The Welsh Religious Buildings Trust
13 Wynnstay Road
Colwyn Bay
LL29 8NB

01492 539800

Industry Professionals and Supporters of the Buildings at Risk Catalogue

Sinclair Johnston

Cathedral Group

The Landscape Agency

The Listed Property Owners Club


More Buildings at Risk

Many local authorities and county councils produce their own BaR registers. Historic England has a good list of who does keep a register. These vary in detail ranging from full colour documents with illustrations to simple lists or tables. These registers will usually contain buildings where work is underway and buildings where there is no possibility of reuse along with those which are in need of new owners or new uses. All are helpful and they form the basis of the SAVE register.

Historic England produces a register of Grade l and Grade ll* listed BaRs in England, and a comprehensive register of BaRs in London - this has now been amalgamated into the Heritage at Risk project which also includes archaeological sites (‘scheduled monuments’), registered historic parks and gardens, registered battlefields and wreck sites. The buildings include occupied buildings and buildings under repair. You can view the entries for free via their website.

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings produces a quarterly leaflet of listed buildings for sale which is available to members only via their website. For more details contact SPAB.

The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society maintains a comprehensive online Built Heritage at Risk Northern Ireland Register (BHARNI) which has been compiled in partnership with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. This can be accessed via their website.

The Scottish Civic Trust runs an excellent register of buildings at risk in Scotland available to view on a special website. 

Don't forget to check small local estate agents. Quite often people underestimate the interest there is in buildings which need repair and consequently they are only marketed locally. You should also read the local papers to see if any buildings come up at auction.