You may find these links to other websites useful:
Ancient Monuments SocietyThe Ancient Monuments Society was founded in 1924 for the study and conservation of ancient monuments, historic buildings and fine old craftmanship. They are recognised as one of the National Amenity Societies, and as such are informed of any application for listed building consent in England and Wales involving demolition.
Archaeology Data ServiceThe Archaeology Data Service is a consortium of the Council for British Archaeology, the University of Birmingham, the University of Bradford, the University of Glasgow, the University of Kent at Canterbury, the University of Leicester, the University of Oxford and the University of York. It aims to map information systems dealing with the historic environment across the United Kingdom.
Archiseek is an online magazine dedicated to, but not exclusively to, Irish architecture. Featuring news from Irish architecture, encouraging discussion between architects and those interested in our built environment, Archiseek is the leading Irish architecture publication. We always welcome submission from Irish architects of recent projects, and unbuilt competition entries for publication.
Bath Preservation TrustThe Bath Preservation Trust Website includes information on the trust, museums in bath and local news and events.
Building ConservationBuilding Conservation is the online version of The Building Conservation Directory, a full colour printed guide to UK specialist consultants, conservators and suppliers of products and services for the conservation of historic buildings.
CADW"Cadw" is a welsh word which means "to keep". Cadw's mission is to protect, conserve and to promote an appreciation of the built heritage of Wales. The Organization was founded in 1984 and is part of the National Assembly for Wales.
Campaign to Protect Rural EnglandA national charity dedicated to protecting and enhancing rural England. Encourages the sustainable use of land and other natural resources in town and country. Campaign work includes heritage, housing, planning, and countryside character.
Churches Conservation TrustThe Churches Conservation Trust was set up to care for Church of England churches no longer needed for parish use. All our churches are architecturally or historically important with most Grade I or Grade II*.
Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement in England. Its objective is to make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive and to promote civic pride.
Civic Voice is the result of extensive consultation and discussion with hundreds of civic and amenity societies and their members and over 100 other interested organisations and partners about the future of the civic movement following closure of the Civic Trust in April 2009. This work was led by the Civic Society Initiative and funded by the National Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and civic societies with support from CPRE, the North of England Civic Trust, English Heritage and the RIBA among others.
Cotac is a UK registered charity whose purpose is to improve the standard of education for everyone involved in building conservation. The website contains information about training and education for professionals, craftspeople and building owners.
Council for British ArcheaologyThe CBA is an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.
Country Life OnlineThe site includes a selection of articles from the magazine and an extensive register of properties for sale.
Dig deep for history and heritage happenings, collections and news. Listings from thousands of museums, archives and heritage sites plus features and favourite links.
Davies Sutton ArchitectureDavies Sutton are the architects for Sker House in Wales. Sker is one of the last great country houses of Wales and has featured in SAVE reports in the past but is now being restored. The Website charts the progress of the repairs on a monthly basis.
Dean CloughDean Clough is a centre for business, arts, design and education set in a complex of disused mills in Halifax. It is an excellent example of what, with imagination and drive, can be achieved in historic buildings.
Ecology Building SocietyThe Ecology is a mutual building society dedicated to improving the environment by promoting sustainable communities. As far as we are aware they are the only building society that will offer mortgages on derelict but sound buildings.
Empty Homes AgencyThe Empty Homes Agency Website contains information and statistics about empty homes across England, including examples of best practice from local authority and housing association schemes which have successfully brought empty properties back into use. They also feature information on the Community Action on Empty Homes project and have another website www.reportemptyhomes.com where you can report empty property in your area.
European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage (E-FAITH)
E-FAITH is a European network of small local, regional or thematic volunteer associations established in 1999. It promotes the study of and research into recording, conservation, development and management, and the interpretation of Industrial and Technical Heritage. IT also facilitates co-operation in Europe between those engaged in these activities. E-FAITH stimulates twinning of associations from different countries. It launched a campaign for a European industrial and technical heritage year, and each year organises a low-budget meeting where volunteers from different countries can meet and exchange experiences.
Friends of Czech Heritage
A charity campaigning to raise funds for the repair and conservation of the substantial legacy of historic buildings and their contents, artefacts, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic, an important part of Europe’s cultural heritage.
Friends of Friendless ChurchesThe Friends of Friendless Churches was set up in 1957 to save disused but beautiful old places of worship, of architectural and historic interest, from destruction and demolition. They have already saved some one hundred historic churches, and have also accepted diveal responsibility for 32 which would otherwise have been demolished. You will find an index of these builidngs with further details on the website.
Friends of Gibraltar Heritage SocietyThe Society is an organisation dedicated to preserving the historical sites and monuments that form part of Gibraltar's varied history, and remind us of who we are and where we came from. These monuments also form an important part of the tourist experience, and, as such, make an important contribution to our economy. FOGHS works with the Gibraltar Heritage Trust, who co-ordinate work in Gibraltar. The Friends have a secondary role in bringing Gibraltarians together for a common cause from all over the UK and elsewhere.
Funds for Historic Buildings
The Funds for Historic Buildings website, published by the Architectural Heritage Fund, is a comprehensive free and regularly-updated guide to sources of funding for historic building projects in England & Wales, and will also be helpful in the Rest of the UK.
Garden History SocietyThe aim of the Garden History Society is to promote the study of the history of gardening and horticulture in all aspects and to promote the protection and conservation of historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes and to advise on their restoration. The garden History Society is a national amenity society.
Hampshire County CouncilHampshire County Council has worked with SAVE on a number of occasions. They have a large and informative Website.
Heritage Alliance (formerly Heritage Link) is an umbrella-group formed by NGOs in the heritage sector. They also have many supporters, including bodies in the natural environment sector, government departments and agencies, universities, professional and commercial bodies.
Heritage Lottery FundThe aim of the Heritage Lottery Fund is to safeguard and enhance the heritage of the United Kingdom. Using proceeds from The National Lottery, the Fund supports projects which will provide lasting improvements to the quality of life for every one in the United Kingdom. The site includes information on how to apply for grants.
Heritage Trust Network
Formerly the Association of Preservation Trusts, Heritage Trust Network is a national charity that provides an invaluable platform for building preservation trusts, offering peer-to-peer support, knowledge sharing and skills development. Their guidance and advice helps groups throughout the lifetime of their project from start up to post completion. Just as importantly, Heritage Trust Network also gives the movement a united voice, representing their views to government and funding bodies.
Historic Environment Scotland
Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment
Historic Farm Buildings GroupThe group was founded in 1985 for those concerned with the past, present and future of historic farm buildings. It recognises their importance as evidence for past farming systems and technologies, the development of agricultural and constructional practices, and more generally for the life and work of our ancestors, peasant and monk, landowner and farmer, craftsmen and surveyor, engineer and architect.
Historic Houses AssociationThe HHA represents over 1500 owners of historic houses and gardens. It works for beneficial political and economic circumstances on all issues that affect private ownership and the preservation of the houses, their contents and gardens.
Historic Towns Forum
The Historic Towns Forum (HTF), formerly EHTF, has been supporting professionals working in the historic built environment since 1987. The Forum's events and publications focus on perennial and topical issues. This collective then offers a strong platform from which to lobby policy makers on behalf of historic towns and cities.
Institute of Historic Building ConservationIHBC is the professional body for conservation practitioners in the UK. Its 1400 members work in local and central government, the private sector and conservation organisations. It sets standards for conservation practice, promotes training and lobbies on conservation issues.
International Council on Monuments & Sites (ICOMOS)ICOMOS is an international non-governmental body of conservation professionals. It sets standards of conservation philosophy and techniques and advises UNESCO on World Heritage Sites. In the UK it works for higher standards in conservation and international education and has responsibility for the 15 UK World Heritage Sites.
Listed Property Owners Club
The Listed Property Owners’ Club is Britain’s only advice service dedicated to helping members get the most from their listed home by providing detailed advice, information and support for just about every conceivable issue associated with ownership. Members benefit from a dedicated telephone helpline where you can speak to a panel of experts on conservation, VAT, law, and listed building matters.
Maintain Our HeritageMaintain our Heritage is a group of individuals who have formed a not-for-profit company. The organization originated from a national seminar organised by the University of the West of England and Bath Preservation Trust in 1998 to mark the 25th Anniversary of Monumentenwacht (an organisation in the Netherlands that has 40 teams annually inspecting 13,000 listed buildings).
McCord Centre for Landscape
Research at the interdisciplinary McCord Centre for Landscape at Newcastle University focuses on people and places, of the past and in the present. Their mission is to create positive social, cultural and economic results by promoting the value of landscapes, now and for the future.
National Trust for ScotlandScotland's leading conservation charity is in charge of over 100 properties and 185,000 acres.
National Trust of GuernseyThe Trust aims to preserve and enhance the Island's national beauty, historic buildings and heritage.
Nottinghamshire Building Preservation Trust
The Nottinghamshire Building Preservation Trust was founded in February 1967, following the passing of the Civic Amenities Act, which established the concept of conservation areas in the town and countryside. The aim of the Trust is to protect, restore and enhance all historic buildings within the County of Nottinghamshire.
Parks & Gardens UK
Parks & Gardens UK is the leading on-line resource for historic parks and gardens providing freely accessible, accurate and inspiring information on UK parks, gardens and designed landscapes and all activities concerned with their promotion, conservation and management.
Peel Heritage TrustPeel Heritage Trust aims to "promote the preservation, development and conservation of the buildings and amenities of Peel, and its history". The website provides information about the activities of the Trust, past and present. They currently host around a dozen events each year comprising outdoor visits and walks in the summer, and a series of lectures in the winter. The 'Secret Gardens of Peel' are opened to the public every couple of years, bringing hundreds of visitors to the town.
Period Property UKFounded in 1999, Period Property UK has established itself as the definitive site on the web for information on Period Properties, their character and their maintentance.
Pevsner Architectural Guides
The Pevsner Architectural Guides (Buildings of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), published by Penguin Books, were begun in 1951 by the architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-83) with the aim of providing an up-to-date portable guide to the most significant buildings in every part of the country. They are the leading architectural guide and a unique resource.
Played in Britain
Played in Britain, a series of books charting the heritage of a nation at play, is a collaboration between English Heritage, Malavan Media and some of the country's leading experts on sporting heritage, led by the respected sports and architectural historian Simon Inglis.
Public Monuments and Sculpture AssociationThe charity was established in 1991, and exists to bring together individuals and organisations with mutual interest in public monuments and sculptures, their history, production and preservation. PMSA hopes to heighten public awareness of Britain's monumental heritage through publications, activities and campaigns for listing, preservation, protection and restoration.
Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts has its own Architecture Programme alongside its main programme of art. In 2009 the Royal Academy held an exhbition on the life and legacy of the great Renaissance architect - Andrea Palladio.
Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales
The Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) was established in 1908 to make an inventory of the ancient and historical monuments of Wales. RCAHMW carries out surveys, maintains an archive, library and national database (NMRW), supplies archaeological information to the Ordnance Survey for mapping purposes, and publishes information about ancient, historical and maritime sites, structures and landscapes.
SaltaireBuilt between 1853 and 1876 as a model settlement by Sir Titus Salt, Saltaire's mills closed, after years of decline, in 1986. The late Jonathan Silver, an entrepreneur, brought the complex. It was in need of extensive repairs but without the aid of public money he and his company, Salts Estates Limited, were able to revive the fortunes of the mills and bring new employment to the area. It is now a model of conservation led regeneration.
Sapling is the Architecture, Planning & Landscape Information Gateway - featuring more than 600 reviewed links to architecture, planning and landscape-related websites from around the world.
Save Our Architectural Legacy
SOAL is a joint campaign started in late 2011 between City & Country Group and architect, George Clarke (appeared on TV programme Restoration Man) to highlight civic buildings that are neglected and therefore at risk.
SAVE Our Parsonages
SOP was set up in 1995 to oppose the sale by the Church of its traditional rectories and vicarages. It opposes such sales on pastoral, practical, and financial grounds, as well as for community and heritage reasons.
Scottish Civic Trust
The Scottish Civic Trust works to promote and improve Scotland's built environment. They act upon decisions affecting the quality of places where people live and work. They support, through a network of civic societies across Scotland, local interest in architecture, planning, heritage and other environmental issues. They also established a buildings at risk programme in 1990, listing buildings at risk in Scotland www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk
The 20th Century SocietyThe Society exists to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards. They also open a variety of activities such as tours or lectures which are not only for their members.
The Architectural Heritage FundThe Architectural Heritage Fund, a national charity, was established to assist buildings preservation trusts and other charities with projects to preserve and adapt historic buildings for beneficial re-use. Financial assistance includes low interest loans and feasibility study grants.
The Civic Trust For Wales / Ymddiriedolaeth Ddinesig CymruThe Trust promotes civic pride as a means to improving the quality of life for all in the places where we live and work. It encourages community action, good design, sustainable development and respect for the built environment amongst people of all ages.
The Di Camillo CompanionBrilliant website including a database of British and Irish country houses as well as other features.
The Folly FellowshipThe Folly Fellowship is a registered Charity. Its Mission is to preserve, promote and protect for the benefit of the public: follies, grottoes and garden buildings.
The Friends of Old PalaceAlthough it houses a very fine girls' school, Old Palace is an old stately home, with some parts dating back to Norman times and many others to the Tudor era. Hence it is in regular need of maintenance and restoration, and one of its sources of income for this work is the Friends of Old Palace.
The Georgian GroupThe Group was founded to combat a rising tide of demolition's of Georgian buildings in London. It campaigns for the proper preservation of Georgian buildings in England and Wales and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Georgian architecture.
The Landmark Trust
The Landmark Trust exists to rescue worthwhile buildings and their surroundings from decay and neglect and to promote the enjoyment of such places. The beautiful and diverse properties which it has restored are let as holiday houses and the profits are put back into restoring further buildings.
The Mausolea and Monuments TrustThe Mausolea and Monuments Trust is a charitable trust, founded in 1997, for the protection and preservation of Mausolea and Sepulchral Monuments situated within the U.K. and Northern Ireland. It has taken a number of mausolea into direct care, and will go on working towards their conservation.
The National Trust
306 buildings and structures and 241 parks and gardens are open to the public in 1999. The Trust protects, through ownership, an estate of 244,564 hectares. It owns whole or part of 426 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) and 32 National Nature Reserves. The National Trust also has an education site which allows you to take virtual tours of some of its properties.
The Prince's Regeneration Trust
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust’s projects enable under-used or redundant historic buildings to perform a new function, unlocking a regeneration of the wider community. The Trust works in all four parts of the United Kingdom generating a capacity to share learning and project experience.
The Society for the Protection of Ancient BuildingsSPAB was founded by William Morris and others in 1877 as the first national conservation campaign group. SPAB's conservation policy has remained the underpinning of UK conservation to this day. SPAB has a formal role in the listed building consent process and has a vital role training architects and owners in the correct repair and care for historic buildings.
The Victorian SocietyThe Victorian Society exists to prevent the needless demolition of Victorian and Edwardian buildings of architectural interest and to promote public understanding and appreciation of the architecture and decorative arts of the period. It has a formal role in listed building consent procedure.
Ulster Architectural Heritage Society
The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society exists to promote the appreciation and enjoyment or architecture from the prehistoric to the present in the nine counties or Ulster, and to encourage its preservation and conservation.
Unesco World Heritage CentreThe World Heritage Centre Website contains information on the 582 cultural and natural World Heritage Sites and highlights preservation efforts in more than 100 countries. The Website also contains virtual tours of selected World Heritage Sites and online exhibits.
UpkeepUpkeep is a charity organisation that promotes public education and good practice in home and building maintenance. It is the only museum in Great Britain that focuses on building repair and maintenance.
URBEXThis is an excellent website of a private person who is interested in historic hospitals and asylums in the UK. Here you will find depicted several trips to hospital sites, many photographs and a good overview of the actual situation faced by this building type.
Vernacular Architecture Group
The Vernacular Architecture Group is an international organisation for all those interested in lesser traditional buildings. It formed in 1952 to further the study of traditional buildings, originally those of the British Isles. Its membership and publications have in recent decades also reflected a growing interest in buildings from other parts of the world.
War Memorials Trust
The War Memorials Trust is the national charity dedicated to the protection and conservation of our war memorial heritage. There are estimated to be over 100,000 war memorials in the UK. Many of these are treasured but sadly others are neglected and vandalised or left to suffer the effects of ageing and weathering. The War Memorials Trust works to ensure that each and every memorial is preserved and that the memory of the individuals is recorded, whether they be from past or present conflict, civilian or service personnel. They also provide advice and information to anyone as well as running grant schemes for the repair and conservation of war memorials.
World Monuments Fund Britain
The World Monuments Fund in Britain is a non-governmental organisation that works to secure the future of exceptional works of architecture through fundraising, conservation management, education, advocacy and partnership building. They have been involved in a number of national and international projects, including conservation of the John Cheere sculptures at Queluz in Portugal, conservation of temples at Angkor in Cambodia, and conservation of Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill in Twickenham. The World Monuments Fund also publishes the biennial ‘Watch List’ of the 100 most endangered sites in the World, and invites nominations for future lists.
World of Old HousesThis Australian site has useful information for old house owners in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, the USA and the UK.