Last edited 22 Apr 2018

About Conservation Wiki

Iron, glass and wood underfoot

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From the decorative to the utilitarian, and from the photographed to the forgotten.


Book review

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Photographing Historic Buildings, by the former head of photography at English Heritage.


Floors of medieval churches

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Mosaics, patterned tiles, stone paving and commemorative stones can be found underfoot in our great medieval churches.


Heritage, Conservation and Communities

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Book review: Approaches to community engagement and case studies from Yorkshire to Japan.


Britain's historic paving

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Like vernacular buildings, paving can tell us about local distinctiveness and Britain’s complex geology.


Empire building

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Book review – a series of essays about architecture and urbanism in the British Empire.


History of listed buildings

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From the humble to the splendid, listing brings beauty and culture to social and economic life.


Britain's Lost Churches

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Book review: The forgotten holy sites of Britain’s Christian past, by Matthew Hyde.


Conservation of transport infrastructure

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A tapestry of continued use, new use, preservation, dismantlement, dereliction and abandonment.


The landscapes of Cambridge

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The quality of Cambridge owes as much to its open spaces as to its architectural uniqueness.


Congestion in historic cities

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The same area of road can move 4,400 people an hour by car, 14,400 by bike, or 66,000 by tram.


Homes of the South Downs

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Michael Scammell reviews ‘Traditional Homes of the South Downs National Park’, an introduction that will surprise, entertain and inform.


Energy efficiency and comfort

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The proceedings of the second international conference on energy efficiency and comfort of historic buildings are made freely-available online.