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21st July - 15:16

This year’s event was one of our biggest ever. 98 volunteers, specialists and staff gathered to help repair our Old House Project, and neighbouring Boxley Abbey.  

03rd March - 16:39

Laying the groundwork for a new phase at St Andrews. Watch our 2021 year in review video.

23rd February - 18:42

Historic England has awarded the SPAB a £36,188 grant in support of the Old House Project.

09th February - 00:00

The sonnet was introduced to English literature by tudor poet Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 1542), who once owned our Old House Project St Andrews in Boxley, Kent.

29th November - 19:43

Our Old House Project in Kent is a former gatehouse chapel to a Cistercian Abbey once housed a relic of the finger of St Andrew.

30th June - 19:36

We are proud to announce that the St Andrews, Maidstone project as won the Museums + Heritage Award for Best Restoration or Conservation Project of the Year.

15th February - 17:03

It’s not Sutton Hoo, but archaeology trials uncovered artefacts which add to the developing story of our medieval building.

03rd December - 19:32

A former chapel, a 20th century post office, a Victorian home, the site of a ginger-beer making business and the home of a relic.

28th October - 23:53

Despite the pandemic, progress has been made this summer with roof repairs at the SPAB's Old House Project at St Andrew's, Boxley in Kent. The roof is an especially important and characterful feature of our Grade II* listed building.

09th July - 17:28

Our event is going ahead this year, though with arrangements in place to ensure the safety of our volunteers, specialists and staff.