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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Heritage Lottery Fund awards £1.7 million to two projects highlighting history of disability in the UK

A digital archive documenting the Disability Arts Movement and an investigation into eight important disability heritage sites are backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Community archaeology project digs into the mysteries surrounding Radcliffe Tower

Working with volunteers Salford University have finished their first flagship dig of 2015 investigating the medieval manor that stood on the site of Radcliffe Tower.

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Bow Arts moves into News International warehouse in heart of East London

Sir Nicholas Serota and Munira Mirza, the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, were at the opening as Bow Arts aims to create a new artistic community in East London.

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Trust new Art: National Trust unveils its ambitious contemporary art programme

The National Trust and Arts Council England have launched the 2015 programme for Trust New Art – a series of exhibitions, events, residencies and commissions inspired by National Trust locations.

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Volunteers launch largest archaeological repair project to save Harehaugh Hillfort in Northumberland

An Iron Age hillfort in Northumberland National Park is undergoing major repairs to shore up its crumbling ramparts.

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Hotel plan could save World War Two Red Sands Sea Forts off Kent coast

An ambitious proposal has been unveiled to turn the disused World War Two Red Sands offshore fort complex, off the Kent coast, into a hotel.

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Multicoloured Chinese dragons to return to Kew's Great Pagoda in a major restoration

Kew Pagoda's long lost Chinese dragons, rumoured to have been sold off in the 1780s to pay for the Prince Regent's gambling debts, are set to return as part of major restoration project.

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SAVE's Buildings at Risk Register 2015: Ten British buildings in need of a little love

SAVE's 23rd printed catalogue, Falling In Love, marks the 25th anniversary of their first Buildings at Risk report and the 40th anniversary of campaigning for the nation's built heritage. Here are......

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Cheshire's Lion Salt Works transformed from derelict factory site to multi-million pound museum

A painstaking £10.23 million restoration and refurbishment has transformed Cheshire's Lion Salt Works into what promises to be one of the finest industrial heritage museums in the country.

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Curator's Choice: Two forgotten mausoleum gates inspired by Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde's graveyard at Highgate Cemetery

Working for the friends of the cemetery, Dr Ian Dungavell discovered a pair of gates from the 19th century. Their design, he discovered in Paris, was inspired by a famous French graveyard.

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