Useful resources for those interested in the preservation of historic buildings.
The Building Conservation Directory Website for the conservationist’s bible – includes lists of suppliers, courses, events and publications.
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings is involved in all aspects of the survival of buildings which are old and interesting. The society’s site is a great resource for training and education, has an online magazine and selection of videos.
Wilton Windmill This windmill built in 1821 was fully restored in 1976 by the Wiltshire Historic Buildings Trust. It is now a working mill and this site contains details of it’s restoration, operation and current events.
Historic England “Historic England the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people understand, value and care for the”.
Architectural Heritage Fund The Architectural Heritage Fund is a registered charity founded in 1976 to promote the conservation of historic buildings in the UK. It does this by providing advice, information and financial assistance in the form of grants and low interest working capital loans for projects undertaken by building preservation trust (BPTs) and other charities throughout the UK.
Heritage Trust Network (Formerly UK Association of Preservation Trusts) New life for old buildings, creative re-use for communities. Represents Building Preservation Trusts (BPTs) and other not-for profit groups across the UK. HTN assists building preservation trusts to save historic buildings for the enjoyment of future generations, thereby facilitating community-led regeneration.
Wiltshire Buildings Record Building archaeologists, researchers and building historians who specialise in investigating the history of built heritage.