Last edited 15 Jul 2017

About Conservation Wiki

Scotland's homes

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Garden city influences on the development of Scottish working class housing.

The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden

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A fascinating book explores why grand Georgian gardens contained so many buildings.

Listing considerations


'Fitness for purpose' blurs the divide between what is significant and broader economic and social factors.

The Historic Environment (Wales) Act

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Providing a robust structure for protecting and managing the historic environment.

Restoring Clitheroe Pinnacle

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One of the pinnacles of the Palace of Westminster was moved to Lancashire in the 1930s. By 2013 the stonework was falling apart.

Protecting open space

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Conservation area designation can be crucial, but treatment of individual parks varies considerably.

How to make conservation areas work

At a time of an unprecedented shortage of resources, Historic England, local authorities and community organisations are exploring new ways of making conservation areas effective.

Capacity-building grants

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Characterisation workshops have helped empower communities, making them better able to appreciate and protect locally distinctive heritage.

Community engagement in conservation

Heritage professionals making the arguments arouses a suspicion that ‘they would say that, wouldn’t they?’. We need to think again about how and why we engage with the public.

Motoring from the air

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An English Heritage book about our motoring heritage as seen from above.

Multi-disciplinary conservation

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The case for using multidisciplinary consultancies on major infrastructure projects.

The Dublin Principles

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The conservation challenge facing Ireland's industrial heritage.

Infrastructure and heritage

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To mark the IHBC Annual School - how infrastructure relates to heritage-led regeneration and protection of the historic environment.

External wall insulation

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The risk of moisture in hard-to-treat buildings.