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The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

We're here for old buildings and the people who care for them.


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Become a member

Join today to support our positive, practical approach to building conservation. As a member you become part of a network of like-minded people who care for historic buildings. Other benefits include The SPAB Magazine, access to the Property List and the opportunity to join your local Regional Group.

Scholarship & Fellowship

Education programmes for architects, surveyors, engineers and craftspeople to further their 'hands-on' understanding of historic building conservation.




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Upcoming Events

Working Party

Have a go at a range of conservation techniques at a set of historic vernacular farm buildings in a stunning location.


Join SPAB Scotland for this weekend event and be part of a major conservation project run by the Landmark Trust.


A practical introduction to ornamental lime plastering techniques, in association with the National Trust.


Your campaign

If you’re worried about a deteriorating building in your local area, want to contest a planning application, build your own local campaign or set up a building preservation trust then the The SPAB Campaign Toolkit can offer guidance.



Technical advice

Become a Mills Section member

The SPAB’s Mills Section is the only Society concerned solely with protecting and promoting traditional windmills and watermills in the UK. The Section provides advice and training to mill owners and heritage professionals, and campaigns for the protection of milling heritage. Join the Section now to support its work and receive a range of membership benefits.