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.

A photo of ancient roundhouse buildings at Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire

Museums at Night October 2015: Horrible atrocities in a Fright Night for adults at Butser Ancient Farm

Short, moonlit shocks are in store at the archaeologically-important Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire this Museums at Night. Expect the unexpected, says organiser Ryan Watts.

A man by the sea holding a giant pencil.

National Trust unveils Ode to the Coast poem by punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke

In celebration of 50 years of its Neptune Coastline Campaign, The National Trust has launched a new poem for National Poetry Day, The Nation’s Ode to the Coast, written by famous ‘punk poet’ Dr John Cooper Clarke.

a photo of Ladywell Baths in London: a large brick building with tower and Gothic arches to its windows

The Victorian Society's Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings list 2015

The Victorian Society has revealed 2015’s Top Ten Most Endangered Victorian and Edwardian Buildings at risk of being lost if action is not taken in the immediate future. Find out more here.

A photograph of an old cross

The Celts: Ten places to experience Celtic history and culture in the UK

As the British Museum prepares to open its Celts exhibition, Culture24 has put together a top ten list of places to experience Celtic history and culture in the UK.

An overhead photo of an archaeological dig at a field as part of an investigation into Leiston Abbey

Medieval infirmary and hidden abbey buildings show monastic hygiene practices and more, say archaeologists

Archaeologists have used drones and crowdfunding to make amazing discoveries at Leiston Abbey, one of Suffolk's little-known medieval ruins. Maiya Pina-Dacier explains all.

A photo of graffiti scrawled into an ancient wall at the National Civil War Centre in Newark

This is what graffiti from more than 400 years ago looks like: National Civil War Centre saves schoolboy names in walls

The names of schoolboys scrawled into walls in the 16th century home of the National Civil War Centre have been saved after an 18-month operation to jack up the roof of the building.

A black and white photo of a group of schoolchildren at Harewood House in history

This is what life was like for servants who worked at Harewood House across 230 years

Harewood House, in Yorkshire, has just launched an amazing digital Servants' Database spanning more than 250 years of history. Take a look at some of the pictures here.

A photo of archaeologists recording a World War Two tank trap on the Northumberland coast

Rescue archaeology for the Facebook generation: Volunteers fight to preserve disappearing coastal heritage online

A growing army of volunteers is surveying England's vulnerable coastal archaeological sites in an effort to preserve them for posterity.

A black and white photo of dozens of 19th century people standing in rows at a house

Picture of 1800s bleaching family and workers helps tell story of hall where Bolton martyr was persecuted

See a picture of Colonel Ainsworth, one of the 19th century owners of Smithills Hall, in Greater Manchester, with his family and workers.

A close-up photo of a labelled bag of plantation

Object of the Week: The gorse which grows thick near a Roman turret on Hadrian's Wall

Artist and curator Dawn Felicia Knox tells us the story behind managing the gorse which grows thick near Black Carts Turret.

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