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14/02/2019

We explored our archive for records of the SPAB's activity on Valentine's day. In 1895 founding committee members were discussing repairs to Eckington bridge in Worcestershire.

06/02/2019

SPAB member Janice Gooch is fascinated by a former hunting lodge, and makes a case for the identity of its unknown architect.

31/01/2019

An annual celebration of our milling heritage organised by the Mills Section will focus on the way that mills have been recorded in pictorial form. During the weekend hundreds of mills across the country – including some not normally open to the public – will be throwing open their doors and taking part. 

30/01/2019

Before the mass production of cameras, artists provide the only contemporary record of what are now lost or overly-restored historic buildings.

22/01/2019

Every year, the SPAB Scholarship gives young architects, surveyors and engineers an opportunity to specialise in conservation work.

16/01/2019

To the lovers of ancient buildings it is the ‘feel’ of a building that makes them ‘great’. For SPAB member Allan Ockenden nowhere fits this bill better than the tiny medieval chapel at Yatton, tucked away in a corner of the Herefordshire countryside.

11/01/2019

Father of Arts & Crafts architecture and SPAB co-founder Philip Webb was born on this day in 1831. He was an architect, designer, conservationist and mentor.

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.

14/11/2018

The future now looks bright for a Nottinghamshire cottage saved by the SPAB this October.

09/11/2018

 Medieval farmhouse on the edge of Exmoor, the site of a SPAB Guerilla Working Party to secure the building for the winter, has been officially recognised as ‘at risk’ by Historic England this week.