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17/06/2019
A group of volunteers and master craftspeople will gather to repair a medieval chapel at Stourton Caundle, near Sherbourne. The building, once part of a medieval chapel, has recently been rescued from ruin and collapse, saving its important ancient graffiti.
01/04/2019
Stonemason Sean Henderson, carpenter and joiner Sam Matthams,  stonemason Luke O’Hanlon, and bricklayer Matthew Wilson, are the latest recruits to the SPAB's Fellowship - a unique educational scheme designed to nurture and develop the hands-on skills needed to care for old buildings.
01/04/2019
The SPAB Scholarship is a prestigious training scheme for young building professionals to gain practical building repair skills from the some of the UK’s most experienced craftspeople. Surveyor Daniel Shemming and architects Christian Montez, Holly Spilsbury and Bethan Watson have embarked on a programme of site, workshop and studio visits across the country. 
31/01/2019
National Mills Weekend is an annual celebration of milling heritage organised by the Mills Section, when mills across the country are open to view.
03/12/2018
Three young architecture graduates have won the SPAB's prestigious ‘new design in historic contexts’ award, the Philip Webb Award, for their separate schemes proving that with imagination and sensitivity you don’t need to demolish historic buildings.
05/10/2018
Broadcaster and heritage champion Loyd Grossman is to be the keynote speaker at the SPAB's first exhibition, The Old House Show, presented in partnership with Period Living.
05/07/2018
With two months until its first major exhibition, The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) has announced its full speaker line up
05/07/2018
The Elizabethan manor house, Eastbury in Barking, is the destination for the 2018 SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) Working Pa
07/06/2018
The SPAB has received a confirmed National Lottery Grant of £99,400 for the ‘We Love Eastbury: 100 Years of Protection and Preservation’ project. This project is in partnership with London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s Heritage Services.
05/06/2018
Sensitive conservation work to internationally significant wall paintings at Grade 1-listed Guild Chapel in Stratford-upon-Avon has won the prestigious 2017 SPAB John Betjeman Award.