The Heritage Directory

                                                                                                                                The section on organisations includes key building conservation organisations, government bodies, the six national amenity societies, professional bodies, trade associations, societies, trusts and international organisations.

AABC Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation
No. 5 The Parsonage Manchester M3 2HS
Tel: 0161 832 0666   Fax: 0161 832 4792
Ancient Monuments Society
The organistion is one of the National Amenity Societies, founded in 1924. As a consultee, it is concerned with all ages of historic buildings and is well know for its annual publication, Transactions.
St Ann’s Vestry Hall 2 Church Entry London EC4V 5HB
Tel: 020 7236 3934   Fax: 020 7329 3677
Architectural Heritage Fund
Founded in 1976, it provides advice and financial assistance for projects undertaken by building preservation trusts.
Alhambra House 27-31 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0AU
Tel: 020 7925 0199   Fax: 020 7930 0295
Art Workers Guild
The Guild is a society of artists, craftsmen and designers originally founded by the leaders of the Arts and Crafts movement in the 1890s.
6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT
Tel: 0207 713 0966   Fax: 0207 713 0967
Association for Industrial Archaeology
AIA Liaison Office, The Ironbridge Institute, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DX
Tel: 01325 359846   Fax:
Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings
The Association, founded in 1968, has members meetings on all aspects of building conservation and is well known for the publication ASCHB Transactions.
70 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ
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Association of Gardens Trusts
The Association represents 36 County Gardens Trusts for the care of historic parks and gardens.
70 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6EJ
Tel: 020 7251 2610   Fax: 020 7251 2610
Association of Independent Organ Advisers
A specialist organisation of accredited professionals formed in 1996 for impartial advice on the conservation and installation of organs.

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BIOS British Institute of Organ Studies
Ashcroft, 10 Ridgegate Close, REIGATE, Surrey, RH2 0HT
Tel: 01737 241355    Fax:
Brick Development Association
The Association has represented the brick industry for many years in Britain and provides a number of very useful general and technical publications.
The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7B
Tel: 0207 323 7030   Fax: 0207 580 3795
British Society of Master Glass Painters
PO Box 15, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8ZX
Tel: 01643 862807   Fax:
Brooking Collection
The famous Brooking Collection is a unique and comprehensive collection of architectural detail based on a lifetime of collecting. The collection is open by appointment, together with the existing Brooking Home Study Collection. Varied and exciting CPD 'Master Class' tailored courses are available. Details of these and much more can be found on the newly-updated website.
The Brooking Collection, St Martin's Lodge, 44 The Drive, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 7LZ
Tel: 01483 274203    Fax:
Building Limes Forum
The Forum promotes understanding of building limes and their use.
Glasite Meeting House 33 Barony Street Edinburgh EH3 6NX
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CABE - Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
1 Kemble Street London WC2B 4AN
Tel: 020 7070 6700   Fax: 020 7070 6777
CARE Register Conservation : Accreditation Register for Engineers
Accredited conservation register for civil and structural engineers run by the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Institution of Civil Engineers, 1 George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA
Tel: 0207 665 2238    Fax:
Carpenters Fellowship
Promotes communication, training and knowledge in historic and contemporary timber framed buildings.
P.O. Box 2823, CORSHAM, SN13 8WZ
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Chapels Society
1 Newcastle Avenue, Beeston, Notts. NG9 1BT
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Church Monuments Society
The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. W1V 0HS
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Churchcare ( formerly Council for the Care of Churches)
A service within Church of England which advises on the repair and upkeep of their churches. They have produced a number of very useful booklets and advice notes over the years.
Cathedral and Church Buildings Division Archbishops' Council Church House Great Smith Street London SW1P 3AZ
Tel: 020 7898 1866   Fax: 020 7898 1881
Churches Conservation Trust
The 1968 Pastoral Measure allows for churches which have been made redundant by the Church of England, for which the diocese has been unable to find any alternative use and which are of exceptional historic, architectural or archaeological significance, to be vested in the Trust by the Church Commissioners.
1 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9EE
Tel: 020 7213 0660   Fax: 020 7213 0678
Cinema Theatre Association
Founded in 1967 the Association is dedicated to cinema history including the protection of historic cinemas.

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Civic Society Initiative
The Civic Trust was on the Joint Committee of the National Amenity Societies. It has now demised but its successor is the Civic Society Initiative.
Unit 101 82 Wood Street The Tea Factory Liverpool L1 4DQ
Tel: 0151 708 9920    Fax:
Civic Trust
The Trust founded in 1957 represented the civic and amenity societies in England. It wnet into administration in 2009. The Civic Society Initiative have taken on the role of the organisation.

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Civic Voice
To be launched on the 17 April 2010, following discussion managed by the Civic Society Initiative to carry on the role of the Civic Trust.
Unit 101 82 Wood Street Liverpool Merseyside L1 4DQ
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CLA Country Land and Business Association ( formerly the Country Landowners Association )
Organisation for owners of land, property and businesses, including many heritage assets, in rural England and Wales since 1907, .
16 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PQ
Tel: 020 7235 0511   Fax: 020 7235 4696
Climate Change & Your Home
A website provided by English Heritage on climate change and energy saving for the older home.
English Heritage Conservation Department National Monuments Record Centre Kemble Drive Swindon SN2 2GZ
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CoHT Conservation of Historic Thatch Committee

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Common Ground
Common Ground promotes local distinctiveness in England including Parish Maps, Apple Day and Flora Britannica.
Gold Hill House, 21 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8JE
Tel: 01747 850820   Fax:
Conservation Register (see also ICON Institute of Conservation)
The Conservation Register is operated by the Institute of Conservation. It was first set up in 1988 by the Conservation Unit of the Museums & Galleries Commission. It includes conservator restorers, including accreditation status, in the field of the decorative arts and antiques, which also includes architectural conservation.
Conservation Register c/o Institute of Conservation 3rd Floor, Downstream Building 1 London Bridge London SE1 9BG
Tel: 0207 785 3805   Fax: 0207 785 3806
Construction History Society
The Secretary Construction History Society C/o Library and Information Services Manager The Chartered Institute of Building Englemere, Kings Ride, Ascot Berkshire, SL5 7TB
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Council for British Archaeology
St Mary’s House 66 Bootham York YO30 7BZ
Tel: 01904 671417   Fax: 01904 671384
CPRE Campaign to Protect Rural England
Founded in 1926 to protect the English countryside.
CPRE National Office 128 Southwark Street London, SE1 0SW
Tel: 020 7981 2800   Fax: 020 7981 2899
CRA Concrete Repair Association
Kingsley House, Ganders Business Park, Kingsley, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 9LU
Tel: 01420 471615   Fax:
Department of Communities and Local Government
Eland House Bressenden Place London SW1E 5DU
Tel: 0303 444 0000   Fax:
Devon Earth Building Association
The Association was formed in 1991 to promote the traditional practice of building in earth or cob in South West England.

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DOCOMOMO International
Docomomo is the international committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement, founded in 1988.
Fundació Mies van der Rohe Provença 318 pral 2 ESP-08037 Barcelona t/f +34 934879030
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The UK branch of the international committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement.
70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ
Tel: 020 7253 6624   Fax:
Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain
Lane Farm, Crooklands Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7NH
Tel: 015395 67953    Fax:
Ecclesiological Society
Founded in 1879, the successor of the Cambridge Camden Society, for those who are interested in church arts, architecture or liturgy.
EcclSoc, 38 Rosebery Avenue, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4JS
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English Heritage
1 Waterhouse Square 138 - 142 Holborn London EC1N 2ST
Tel: 020 7973 3000    Fax: 020 7973 3001
English Stone Forum
Channel Business Centre, Ingles Manor, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2RD
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Europa Nostra
Founded in 1963, Europa Nostra, is a European federation for cultural heritage, representating 250 non-government heritage organisations in 45 countries.

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European Heritage Network
The European Heritage Network is a permanent information system bringing together governmental services in charge of heritage protection within the Council of Europe.

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Folly Fellowship
7 Inch's Yard Market Street Newbury Berkshire RG14 5DF
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Friends of Friendless Churches
Founded in 1957 for the preservation of ancient and beautiful but redundant churches and now own 38 former churches.
St Ann's Vestry Hall 2 Church Entry London EC4V 5HB
Tel: 020 7236 3934   Fax:
Funds for Historic Buildings
Website managed by the Architectural Heritage Fund listing funding sources in the United Kingdom for historic buildings.

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Garden History Society
70 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6BP
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Georgian Group
6 Fitzroy Square London W1P 6DX
Tel: 020 7387 1720   Fax: 020 7387 1721
HEIRNET Historic Environment Information Resources Network
This is a Council for British Archaeology hosted register for historic environment information resources held by organisations across the UK, containing details of information held about archaeological sites, monuments, historic buildings and finds.

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HELM Historic Environment Local Management
Set up in 2004, HELM provides information and training to decision makers in local authorities, regional agencies and national organisations whose actions affect the historic environment.
1 Waterhouse Square 138 - 142 Holborn LONDON EC1N 2ST
Tel: 0870 333 1181   Fax: 01793 414926
Heritage Alliance ( Heritage Link )
The operating name of Heritage Link. Set up in 2002 to promote the central role of the non-Government movement in the heritage sector.
Clutha House 10 Storeys Gate London SW1P 3AY
Tel: 0207 233 0500   Fax:
Heritage Funding Directory
Guide produced by Heritage Link for funding of UK heritage projects.( The Architecutral Heritage Fund also produce a guide, see Funds for Historic Buildings above).

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Heritage Link
Website for heritage amenity societies, run by the Heritage Alliance.

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Heritage Lottery Fund
7 Holbein Place London SW1W 8NR
Tel: 020 7591 6000   Fax: 020 7591 6001
Heritage Trust Network ( formerly APT The UK Association of Preservation Trusts)

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HHA Historic Houses Association
The HHA represents the owners of 1500 historic houses and gardens throughout the UK, 300 of which are open to the public.
2 Chester Street, London SW1X 7BB
Tel: 020 7259 5688   Fax: 020 7259 5590
Historic Chapels Trust
The Historic Chapels Trust (HCT) was established in 1993 to take into ownership redundant chapels and other places of worship in England which are of outstanding architectural importance and historic interest.
St George's German Lutheran Church, 55 Alie Street, London E1 8EB
Tel: 020 7481 0533   Fax: 020 7488 3756
Historic England
1 Waterhouse Square 138 - 142 Holborn London EC1N 2ST
Tel: 020 7973 3700   Fax: 020 7973 3001
Historic Farm Buildings Group
Founded in 1985 for those concerned with the past, present and future of historic farm buildings.

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Historic Gardens Foundation
Worldwide network for those interested in historic gardens.
34 River Court Upper Ground London SE1 9PE
Tel: 020 7633 9165   Fax: 020 7401 7072
Historic Royal Palaces
Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. The nature of its work means it has extensive knowledge of conservation issues.
Apartment 39A Hampton Court Palace Surrey KT8 9AU
Tel: 020 3166 6610    Fax:
Historic Scotland
Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government and is charged with safeguarding Scotland's historic environment. They provide a wide range of heritage publications.
Longmore House Salisbury Place Edinburgh EH9 1SH
Tel: 131 668 8600   Fax:
HTF Historic Towns Forum ( formerly English Historic Towns Forum EHTF )
The forum was establish in 1987 to encourage contact between local authorities having responsibility for the management of historic towns and cities, and between these authorities and other public, private and voluntary sector agencies.
PO Box 22 Bristol BS16 1RZ
Tel: 0117 975 0459   Fax: 0117 975 0460
ICCROM International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Founded in 1959 by UNESCO as the, International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage with 128 member states.
Via di San Michele 13, I-00153 Rome, Italy
Tel: (+39) 06.585-531   Fax: (+39) 06.585-53349
ICOMOS International Council on Monuments and Sites
ICOMOS, founded by UNESCO in 1957, is an international non-governmental organization of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites.
49-51 Rue de la Fedération 75015 Paris France
Tel: 01 45 67 67 70   Fax: 01 45 66 06 22
ICOMOS-UK, formed in 1965, is the UK Committee of ICOMOS, the International Council on Monuments and Sites.
70 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6EJ
Tel: 020 7566 0031   Fax: 020 7566 0045
ICON, the Institute of Conservation
Icon represents professional conservators in the uk, including architectural conservators. (see also the Conservation Register above)
1st Floor, Downstream Building 1 London Bridge London SE1 9BG
Tel: 02077853807   Fax:
IHBC Institute of Historic Building Conservation
Jubilee House, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HA
Tel: 01747 873133    Fax: 01747 871718
IIC International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Founded in 1950 as the International Institute for the Conservation of Museum Objects, it is a global membership organisation for conservation professionals; with over two thousand members, in over fifty countries. The IIC seeks to promote the knowledge, methods and working standards needed to protect and preserve historic and artistic works, throughout the world.

Tel: 020 7839 5975   Fax: 020 7976 1564
Images of England
English Heritage’s Images of England is a photograph of 320,000 listed buildings, 85% of the total, in England created by the National Monuments Record, the public archive of English Heritage, based on the 2001 List, with photographs taken between 1999 and 2008.

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Institute of British Organ Building
The Institute is the professional association for Organ Builders and includes an accreditation register.
13 Ryefields Thurston, Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk, IP31 3TD
Tel: 01359 233433   Fax: 01359 233433
INTBAU International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism
INTBAU is a world wide organisation dedicated to the support of traditional building, the maintenance of local character and the creation of better places to live.
19-22 Charlotte Road London EC2A 3SG
Tel: 020 7613 8530   Fax: 020 7613 8599
International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage TICCIH
TICCIH is ICOMOS' intenrnational committee for the study and protection of industrial heritage.

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Lead Contractors Association
Formed in 1984, the LCA has a register of over 100 contractors.
Centurion House, 36 London Road East Grinstead West Sussex RH19 1AB
Tel: 01342 317888   Fax: 01342 303200
Lead Sheet Association
Unit 10 Archers Park, Branbridges Road, East Peckham,Tonbridge, Kent,TN12 5HP
Tel: 01622 872432   Fax: 01622 871649
League of Historical Cities
The League was founded in 1994 in Kyoto, Japan, to recognise the significant contribution that cities throughout the world have made to culture and heritage, and runs the World Conference of Historical Cities.

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Listed Property Owners Club
Established in 1993, the Club provides an advice service for listed building owners including a bi monthly members magazine and annual show.
Lower Dane, Hartlip, Kent ME9 7TE
Tel: 01795 844939   Fax: 01795 844862
Lutyens Trust
Goddards, Abinger Common, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6JH
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Mausolea and Monuments Trust
70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ
Tel: 020 7608 1441   Fax:
Milestone Society
Hollywell House, Hollywell Lane, Clows Top, Kidderminster DY14 9NR
Tel: 01299 832338   Fax:
NADFAS National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies
Founded in 1968 for the advancement of arts education and appreciation and the preservation of our artistic heritage . An important activity is the recording of church contents and fittings.
NADFAS House 8 Guilford Street London WC1N 1DA
Tel: 020 7430 0730   Fax: 020 7242 0686
National Heritage Training Group
An independent specialist sector skills group set up in 2005 to provide assistance with recruiting and training the built heritage sector workforce of the construction industry.
Unit 26, Coney Green Business Centre, Wingfield View, Clay Cross, Derbyshire, S45 9JW
Tel: 01246 252 363    Fax:
National Monuments Record
Kemble Drive Swindon SN2 2GZ
Tel: 01793 414600   Fax: 01793 414606
National Society Of Master Thatchers
13 Parkers Hill Tetsworth Thame
Tel: 01844 281208   Fax: 01844 281208
National Trust
PO Box 39 Warrington WA5 7WD
Tel: 0844 800 1895    Fax: 0844 800 4642
Natural England
1 East Parade, Sheffield, S1 2ET
Tel: 0845 600 3078    Fax: 0300 060 1622
NHIG National Heritage Ironwork Group
NHIG is dedicated to the preservation of wrought ironwork through promoting high standards of conservation,including working towards accreditation and guidelines .
Lyndhurst, Carlton Husthwaite, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 2BJ
Tel: 01845 501072   Fax:
Oak Frame Training Forum OFTF
The Oak Frame Training Forum has been formed by The Carpenters’ Fellowship with the help of government funding via Construction Skills (formerly the Construction Industry Training Board, or CITB). It aims to provide skills and training in oak framing.
Brookhill House Millend Eastington Stonehouse Glos GL10 3SG
Tel: 01453 825092   Fax:
OWHC Organization of World Heritage Cities
The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) was founded in 1993, a non-governmental international organization. The organization is made up of 227 cities in which are located sites included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its aims include management and strategies pertaining to the development and preservation of historic sites, aligned to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention and the ICMOS International Charter for the Conservation of Historic Towns.
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Plant Heritage (formerly National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens)
Founded in 1978 as the NCCPG, the charity encourages the conservation of cultivated plants in the British Isles, including the National Plant Collections.
12 Home Farm, Loseley Park, Guildford GU3 1HS
Tel: 01483 447540   Fax:
Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment
19–22 Charlotte Road London EC2A 3SG
Tel: 020 7613 8500   Fax: 020 7613 8599
Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
70 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6EJ
Tel: 020 7490 5001   Fax:
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD
Tel: 0207 580 5533   Fax: 0207 255 1541
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Parliament Square London SW1P 3AD
Tel: 0870 333 1600    Fax: 020 7 334 3811
Royal Town Planning Institute
The Institute has a heritage interest group
41 Botolph Lane London EC3R 8DL
Tel: 020 7929 9494   Fax: 020 7929 9490
SAHGB Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain
RCAHMS, 16 Barnard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX
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Salvo was founded in 1991 and provides information on architectural salvage dealers worldwide. The Salvo Theft Alerts started in 1992 and the Salvo Code started in 1995 help prevent architect theft and unauthorised removal of items from historic buildings.
10 Barley Mow Passage, London W4 4PH
Tel: 020 8400 6222   Fax:
SAVE Britain's Heritage
SAVE has campaigned for historic buildings since its formation in 1975.
70 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6EJ
Tel: 020 7253 3500   Fax: 020 7253 3400
Save Our Parsonages
Flat Z, 12-18 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QA
Tel: 020 7636 4884   Fax:
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
The SPAB was founded by William Morris in 1877 is one of the key national amenity societies and provides extensive advice and training on the repair and care of historic buildings.
37 Spital Square London E1 6DY
Tel: 020 7377 1644   Fax: 020 7247 5296
Society of Antiquaries of London
The Society was founded by Royal Charter in 1751 to encourage, advance and further the study and knowledge of antiquities.
Burlington House Piccadilly London W1J 0BE
Tel: 020 7479 7080   Fax: 020 7287 6967
Steel Window Association
Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London. EC2A 1D
Tel: 0844 249 1355   Fax: 0844 249 1356
Stone Federation Great Britain
Channel Business Centre Ingles Manor Castle Hill Avenue Folkestone Kent CT20 2RD
Tel: 01303 856123   Fax: 01303 856117
Stone Roofing Association
Slate & Stone Consultants Ceunant Caernarfon Gwynedd UK LL55 4SA
Tel: 01286 650 402   Fax:
Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society TACS
36 Friars Avenue, Stone Staffs ST15 0AF
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Traditional Paint Forum

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Twentieth Century Society
70 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6BP
Tel: 020 7250 3857   Fax: 020 7250 3022
UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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Web Portal on the management of World Heritage Cities

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Vernacular Architecture Group
The Vernacular Architecture Group was formed in 1952 for the study of traditional buildings.
Linda Hall, 3 Church Row, Redwick, Newport, Monmouthshire NP26 3DE
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Victorian Society
1 Priory Gardens London W4 1TT
Tel: 0870 744 3698   Fax: 01727 868 580
Wallpaper History Society

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War Memorials Trust
42a Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0RE
Tel: 020 7233 7356   Fax:
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Tel: 01243 811363   Fax:
World Monuments Fund
95 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor New York, NY 10016
Tel: 646-424-9594   Fax: 646-424-9593
World Monuments Fund Britain
2 Grosvenor Gardens London SW1W 0DH UK
Tel: 020 7730 5344   Fax: 020 7730 5355