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Sites in Organisations Historic Scotland
Photographs and visitor information on more than 300 historic buildings and sites open to the public, including castles, cathedrals and monasteries, from the official guardi...
http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/ English Heritage
The Government's statutory adviser on England's built heritage. Details for visitors of over 400 of the country's most important buildings and monuments, which are in its care.
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/ RCAHMS
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland; online searchable database (CANMORE) has details of thousands of archaeological sites, monuments and h...
http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/ National Trust
Brief histories and visitor information on over 300 historic buildings and gardens owned by the National Trust in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Some photographs.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ National Trust for Scotland
Scotland's leading conservation charity. Details of over 100 properties in its care from castles to cottages, with visitor information.
http://www.nts.org.uk/ Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments
The official guardian of the built heritage of Wales. Sensitive maps and lists lead to photographs and brief descriptions of the 129 monuments in State care in Wales. Also news,...
http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk RCAHMW
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales records and interprets built and landscape heritage. Collections of the National Monuments Record of Wales. Eng...
http://www.rcahmw.org.uk/ Environment and Heritage Service Northern Ireland
The government agency protecting and conserving the natural and built environment explains its responsibilities and activities.
http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/ The Civic Trust
The Civic Trust is Britain's leading charity devoted to enhancing the quality of life in Britain's cities, towns and villages. It co-ordinates Heritage Open Days.
http://www.civictrust.org.uk/ Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland
For the study and protection of Scottish Architecture. The society's activities.
http://www.ahss.org.uk/ Historic Houses Association
Association for the owners of private houses open to public in the UK. Aims, activities, how to join.
http://www.hha.org.uk/ The Ecclesiological Society
For those interested in church architecture, furnishings, or liturgy. Describes the history, activities and publications of the society.
http://www.ecclsoc.org Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society
National society responsible for the study and protection of tiles and architectural ceramics. Publications, gazetteer, beginner's guide to tiles, ceramic location database.
http://www.tilesoc.org.uk/ British Brick Society
Promotes the study and recording of the archaeology and history of bricks, brickmaking and brickwork. Activities, membership application form.
http://www.britishbricksoc.free-onlin... Chapels Society
Seeks to promote public interest and knowledge of the architectural and historical importance of UK Nonconformist places of worship. Aims, activities, publications, membership.
http://www.britarch.ac.uk/chapelsoc/ The Church Monuments Society
Details of activities and publications.
http://www.churchmonumentssociety.org Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain
Information on the society's membership, events, awards and publications. Lists of contents for all volumes of its annual journal 'Architectural History'.
http://www.sahgb.org.uk/ The Lighthouse Society of Great Britain
History of lighthouses and their builders, location lists, new books and CDs, news, society information.
http://www.lsgb.co.uk/ Essex Historic Buildings Group
Study and record historic buildings within the historic boundaries of Essex.
http://www.hadfelda.demon.co.uk/ehbgh... Historic Farm Buildings Group
For those concerned with the past, present and future of historic farm buildings. Aims, downloadable newsletter, news and events, journal (contents in pdf format.)