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Described by Alan Bennett as ‘undoubtedly this country’s greatest theatrical architect’, Frank Matcham’s pleasure palace for the Peaks enchants Kate Griffin


Stonehenge may have an air of timelessness, in fact it has been a place of constant change, as our archive reveals.

The SPAB Scholarship offers an unrivalled training opportunity to architects, surveyors and engineers in the early stages of their career. Reaching the end of their conservation tour, our talented 2020-21 Scholars Libby, Amy and Lucy share their experiences

The Festival of Britain was a national exhibition held throughout the UK in the summer of 1951. Writer and broadcaster Gillian Darley looked in our archive to explore our involvement.


Eugenia Fiocco is one of the SPAB’s most dedicated online learners. Based in Italy, throughout 2020-21 she has attended over 66 of our events. We asked her what buildings inspire her and how she came to hear about the SPAB.


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.


In 1885 a SPAB member's donation allowed us to help save this ancient church in North Wales from ruin


While sustainability is about much more than carbon impact reduction and matters that can be reduced to numbers, we'd like to introduce our findings which add to the conservation about the part that buildings will play in reducing our use of fossil fuels.


We look at these humble buildings, which offer refuge to travellers in a sometimes unforgiving landscape.


2021 Scholar Libby Watts introduces the history and production of plain glass windows