Historic Buildings

The aims of the Historic Building section are as follows:

  • To understand and study all our built heritage, parish churches, castles, and houses, but in particular the vernacular buildings of the period 1100-1800;
  • To examine their siting, methods of construction and plan-forms, relating these to their social context and noting alterations and developments over the centuries;
  • To record all such buildings as opportunity allows, especially those that are under threat from redevelopment or decay; those where current building work allows features of historic interest to be temporarily exposed to view; or those where access to the public is not normally possible;
  • To provide house-owners and others who have an interest in and responsibility for ancient buildings with as great a knowledge as possible of the historic structure that concerns them, so that decisions affecting it may be made from an informed basis of historical facts;
  • Where appropriate, to become involved in campaigns to prevent unnecessary loss of our interesting houses and other buildings.

Contact the Historic Buildings section

Section Secretary
John McCormack



All Winter, Spring and Autumn meetings begin at 7.30p.m. and will be held at Candie Museum Lecture Theatre or in the adjoining Section Room. New members or visitors are always welcome to attend, but should contact John McCormack, the Section’s Secretary, on 720303, beforehand, in case of alterations or final instructions. An annual charge of £10 is due at the beginning of the year, payable by those who expect to attend regularly.

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