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25/06/2020

Street and place names prompt SPAB Scholar Bethan Watson to consider the lost country houses in her neighbourhood.

22/06/2020

To celebrate we asked SPAB Scholar Tríona Byrne to write about her work as a conservation engineer

17/06/2020

The original design of the square allowed for generous provision of green space to deal with 'spiritual matters’ of the day, all of which continues to be appreciated by residents today. SPAB Scholar Lilian Tuohy Main writes from North London.

09/06/2020

We have recently objected to an application for listed buildings consent to remove the late-Victorian bay windows in this medieval house in Gloucestershire. The proposal aims to restore the facade to its 17th-century appearance and we have always been opposed to the restoration of buildings to their original — or imagined original — form.

08/06/2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent death of Janet Locke. Janet was a SPAB Scholar in 1950 along with Donald Insall, Cecil Searle, Peter Locke and Pamela Cunnington. She will be remembered as an intelligent and sensitive architect.

08/06/2020

Our archive documents the work of the Society since its foundation in 1877 and is an invaluable source of information and inspiration.

02/06/2020

Our archive contains a file on building known as Willy Lott’s House in Flatford, Suffolk. which was was made famous by its depiction in John Constable’s paintings, most notably ‘The Hay Wain’.

01/06/2020

Many people don’t know that before Hardy became famous for his novels and poems, he had an earlier career as an architect. He was also a committed SPAB member and volunteer.

27/05/2020

Our communications manager, Ali McClary, writes from the suburb where dinosaurs roam...

21/05/2020

Now a suburb of Plymouth, the area's changing fortunes are reflected in the dignified civic buildings. Rachel Broomfield, our casework officer, writes from Devon.