For Valentine’s Day we thought we’d explore buildings we love, or which inspire romance. SPAB development officer, Laura Calder, writes about the Thomas Morton Hall in Leith, where she got married.
Standing neglected in the centre of a complex of disused and decaying moats, this Grade II* building is an important example of an early brick manor farmhouse.
Our annual celebration of milling heritage has been cancelled.
We wrote a comprehensive letter of advice strongly objecting to a number of key aspects of major re-ordering of this medieval church, notably raising and covering the beautiful historic floor to install underfloor heating and create level access.
This Grade II listed water mill on the River Test was devastated by fire in 2018. We commented on detailed plans for its repair and were delighted that traditional techniques and materials would be used and that a team of highly skilled craftspeople have been involved.
Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s A-listed masterpiece, the Egyptian Halls, has been shortlisted by the pan-European heritage organisation, Europa Nostra