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Heritage at Risk



There are some 450 listed churches and chapels in Wiltshire that represent an important part of our heritage. 
To examine the future of such buildings an
English Churches and Cathedrals Sustainability Review
was set up by the Government in March 2016
Its purpose is to examine how to put churches and cathedrals on a more sustainable footing
to ensure their long term future.
Since the announcement of the review an expert panel has been appointed
and is now taking evidence.
Further information is available on line at

One of our earlier projects, The Ostler’s House, before we started
The completed project (more projects)


Welcome to the web site of the Wiltshire Historic Buildings Trust


who we are

The Trust was formed in 1967 to celebrate the remarkable legacy of historic buildings in Wiltshire and to promote their conservation and reuse.

It is a Registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee established "to preserve property and buildings of architectural and historical interest in the county for the benefit of the nation".

what we do

The aim of the Trust is to rescue neglected or derelict buildings and provide them with a sustainable long-term future. To achieve this the Trust seeks to purchase buildings at risk, repair them and sell them on, using the proceeds of one project to finance the next.

Buildings that are difficult to reuse or expensive to repair are often unattractive to private buyers, especially where the cost of the work exceeds the value of the building on completion, and this is where the Trust can step in.

As a charity the Trust is able to access grants that are not available to the private sector or to local authorities. Similarly there are times when the value of a building and its potential are unrecognised and an independent assessment can open up unforeseen opportunities.

how to contact

For information on the work of the Trust contact
Colin Johns Architect - email cj@whbt.org.uk telephone 01225 868037

or write to the registered office of the Trust at

Goughs The Strand
SN11 0JU

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