The SPAB Magazine

The SPAB Magazine is a quarterly publication only available to SPAB members. Content reflects the SPAB's practical nature as well as its distinctive approach to old buildings. Combining the latest news and information from the SPAB with a lively blend of features, onsite reports and views from the UK and abroad, the magazine provides a unique and sometimes provocative window on the conservation world.
Spring 2020 contents include:
  • Facadism in London's East End: The Gentle Author (Spitalfields Life blog) writes about the trend of demolishing a building and retaining only the frontage
  • Simplicity and equality in the architecture of Quaker meeting houses
  • Reaching new heights in the controversial case of the lifts at Winchester Cathedral
  • Campaigning around the country: Bere Mill, North Marston, Bucks; Wigley Hall, Derbyshire; Cholleys Farmhouse, Essex; and our advice on lead theft from churches.


Summer 2020 contents include:
  • Sustainability by the sea: an ingenious regeneration project at a Margate Victorian terrace by Chris Palmar of Lee Evans Architects
  • Climate change and Ireland's old buildings by Caroline Engel Purcell of Carrig Conservation
  • Curated decay: the fine line between intervention and letting go from SPAB director, Matthew Slocombe
  • Campaigning around the country: The Manor House in North Killingholme, Lincs; the smallest church 'in service', Bremilham Church on Cowage Farm, Malmsbury, Wilts; and an update from Bont Newydd, Eglwys Bach in Conwy.
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The SPAB Magazine publishes case studies and features that explore bold, sensitive, high-calibre conservation schemes. Please send submissions for consideration to Ali McClary at
The SPAB Magazine is published and printed on behalf of the SPAB by Century One Publishing.
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