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 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.

photograph of re-enactors dressed as knights and wielding clubs in the grounds of a ruined castle

Culture24's Top Ten re-enactments and living history events for summer 2015

Summer is the best time to visit a living history event, with this year boasting some of the grandest ever productions. From elegant Victorian tea parties to epic Civil War recreations, Culture24......

a photo of an artist leaning on plastic boxes at Hadrian's Wall.

Hadrian's Wall frozen in time: New archive catalogues how English Heritage keeps historical site stuck in the past

An exhibition at two Roman forts on Hardian's Wall examines the huge effort that goes into keeping the national landmark looking like it always used to.

photo of a mural painting featuring a blind man bringing slaves and people with disabilities to the forefront of the image.

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.

Photo of archaeologists excavating

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.

A photo of people in suits cutting a ribbon in front of a modern building

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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