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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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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Prehistoric house which was "fantastic" Roman resource destroyed by arson in Dorset

Learning managers at Poole Museum are appealing for information after an attack on a faithful recreation of a Roman citizen's house left them "heartbroken".

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Medieval gateway pounded by 17th century Parliamentarians to be restored in York

York City Council has announced it will invest £100,000 in restoring Walmgate Bar, including plans to give the public a viewing platform on the roof and a hand rail walkway.

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Eastbourne Pier, ancient tin mine and shipwreck added to "crucial" at-risk heritage register

Having suffered a major fire during the summer, the 144-year-old pier has been added to the At-Risk register, with English Heritage predicting a "crucial" few years for heritage sites.

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Pembroke Castle reveals "largest painting in Britain" as part of new interpretation

Historic Pembroke Castle, the great Welsh fortress where Henry VII was born, is now the site of one of the country’s largest artworks, The Great Map of Wales.

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Historic Scotland appeals for referendum calm as heritage sites host yes and no campaigns

Authorities have been forced to remove banners from Arthur's Seat, the extinct volcano overlooking the Scottish Parliament, as the independence referendum nears.

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Open competition lets London homeowners make their house a National Trust property

In an open competition with four £1,000 prizes, house-proud Londoners are being given the chance to make their home the National Trust's 13th property in the capital.

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