Houses & buildings

We protect over 300 historic buildings. Our team works hard to ensure they are preserved for ever, for everyone using traditional conservation techniques.

A day in the life of a building surveyor

Plan a visit

With over 300 historic buildings in our care, from the grand and imposing to the small and quirky, you're spoilt for choice when planning a visit.

Our first straw bale building

We've built our first ever straw bale building at St Catherine's Woods, near Windermere in the Lake District. Built using 380 straw bales the sustainable building is now being used as a classroom.

Traditional skills

Keen to ensure traditional skills don't die out, we're encouraging our staff to learn and use traditional building skills wherever they can.

Buildings in need of help

  • Dyrham Park

    We need to raise £500,000 towards to the cost of emergency conservation work.

  • Knole

    We urgently need to repair the roof, reinforce ceilings and stabilise the fabric of the building....

Our biggest conservation project

Conservation on the north facade of Ightham Mote

Conservation on the north facade of Ightham Mote

It's rare for a conservation project to take 15 years. Which is why the work we carried out at Ightham Mote is often called our biggest conservation project to date.

Make a donation

Preserving historic places is an expensive task. Help us preserve them, for ever for everyone.

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