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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Win all three books shortlisted for the British Archaeological Awards 2016

Studies of St Kilda and Stonehenge and the history of the Welsh slate industry: We have all three shortlisted books from the British Archaeological Awards to give away in our archaeology books competition.

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The Great British seaside museum collections come together for Seaside Heritage project

As a new seaside heritage project is launched by Scarborough Museums Trust, we sample some of the great seaside collections in museums across the UK.

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Object of the Week: This peeing little boy was cast in bronze in Belgium almost 400 years ago

The emblem of the city on a street corner of Brussels, the Mannekin-Pis is a constantly reinterpreted statue of a wee boy relieving himself.

A photo of a large historic house, Clandon Park, after it has been gutted by a major fire

"Daunting is an understatement": The battle by archaeologists to save a burnt-out mansion

Catherine Edwards was one of four archaeologists faced with the task of a salvage operation at Clandon Park, in Surrey, after a huge electrical fire. She describes the mission to save artefacts from......

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Restoration uncovers secrets of Cliveden's underground chamber

Renovations of a vaulted chamber beneath the National Trust property Cliveden in Berkshire have offered clues to its original purpose and the public are invited to take a look.

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Thousands of people return to Victorian lake which Rudyard Kipling's parents named him after

A daring performer recreated the poise of ancient tightrope star Carlos Trower during an event which returned Rudyard Lake to its 19th century heyday in Staffordshire this weekend.

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Have archaeologists found the remains of the site where William Wallace was made Guardian of Scotland?

Archaeologists believe they can "almost pinpoint" the Scottish Borders spot where William Wallace, the knight who inspired Braveheart, was made Guardian of Scotland in 1297.

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"His skull isn't there at all": Archaeologists say spine-shivering radar results show Shakespeare's head was taken from grave

The first ever archaeological work carried out on Shakespeare's grave, at the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, shows "very convincing" evidence of a missing skull, say experts.

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"It was miraculous": The moment when conservators found John the Baptist in Shakespeare's Schoolroom

Leading Art Conservator Mark Perry was stunned to find the figure of John the Baptist in a medieval wall painting at Shakespeare's Schoolroom, which will open to the public on Shakespeare's birthday.

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A plaque has been unveiled in Leicestershire honouring the horse which won the 1914 Grand National

The horse which defied outsider odds to win the Grand National more than a century ago has been honoured with a plaque in Leicestershire.

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