Historic Buildings

From stately homes to 20th century office blocks - explore Britain's built heritage with news, event listings, features and web resources collected from historic sites across the UK.

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The story of the 17th century Scottish hospital at the centre of a £3 million rescue bid

The trust responsible for Cowane's Hospital, in Stirling, have won backing in parliament for a £3 million rescue bid. Find out about a building which has seen more than 360 years of use.

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Drones and 600-year-old timbers to help archaeologists in Anglo-Saxon Shropshire

Backed by £66,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, a project in a north Shropshire hamlet will examine 28 medieval buildings in one of the largest surveys of its kind in Britain.

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SAVE campaign celebrates as demolition of terraces around Ringo Starr's birthplace is vetoed

The Welsh Streets terraces around Ringo Starr's house in Liverpool have been saved after the Secretary of State opposed Liverpool Council's decision to demolish them.

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£3.8 million restoration of 17th century Dyrham Park roof begins as organisers thank supporters

A 17th century mansion near Bath will have its roof replaced with 46 tonnes of lead and 8,000 Welsh slates in a major restoration backed by around 10,000 donations.

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Yoga lovers to be offered sessions on new £1 million glass floor above Tower Bridge

Billie Woodcraft, a London Based yogi who teaches vinyasa-flow classes, will lead sessions 138 feet above the Thames next month in a set of four public classes.

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Bilbao Effect heads to Bolton with "dramatic" £5 million renovation of Grade II-listed church

The Trust behind the renovation of a 130-year-old Bolton church hope the ten-year project will become a model for the 200 urban churches at risk across the country.

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Peter Pan birthplace to become Scottish Centre for Children's Stories after winning £1.8 million

The house that inspired JM Barrie to pen the children's novel Peter Pan has received a £1.8 million Lottery grant, which will see it transformed into a children's literature centre.

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One of the UK's last working windmills springs back to life after funding boost

Bursledon Windmill, Hampshire’s only operational windmill, has reopened to the public following a major refit that will allow it to keep working long into the future.

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West Dean Gardens launches appeal to restore its working Victorian glasshouses

Backed by Monty Don, West Dean Gardens has launched an appeal to restore two of the Victorian glasshouses in its walled kitchen garden.

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Museum hopes to save vital piece of community history after fire attack on Roman House

Leaders in Dorset are looking to the future following the apparent arson attack which burnt down a much-loved reconstruction of a Roman House in a country park.

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