Surrey Historic Buildings Trust

Surrey Historic Buildings Trust Surrey Historic Buildings Trust was formed in 1980 to help preserve buildings of historic interest throughout Surrey and surrounding areas. SHBT provides advice, support and grant-aid for building conservation projects throughout Surrey, and works to promote awareness of the county's unique and diverse architectural heritage.
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The Trust has a close working relationship with Surrey County Council and with organisations such as Historic England and the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

Mission: Preserving Surrey's Heritage

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The Autumn issue of the SHBT newsletter is out now, with news of our Surrey Heritage Awards 2019, and details of our 201...
23/09/2018

The Autumn issue of the SHBT newsletter is out now, with news of our Surrey Heritage Awards 2019, and details of our 2018 AGM which takes place in The Library at the Royal Automobile Club, Epsom, on Wednesday 10th October at 3.00pm.

Lovejoy actor Dudley Sutton dies aged 85
15/09/2018
Lovejoy actor Dudley Sutton dies aged 85

Lovejoy actor Dudley Sutton dies aged 85

Actor Dudley Sutton, who was known for playing Tinker Dill in the TV series Lovejoy, has died aged 85, his agent has confirmed.

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27/01/2018
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Surrey pubs with open fires
23/12/2017
Surrey pubs with open fires

Surrey pubs with open fires

Dark and chilly winter evenings are perfect for huddling in the corner of a country pub with friends, catching up over beer and supper in front of a log fire. Surrey is home to cosy pubs a-plenty – here are ten of the top places to go…

The Autumn issue of Surrey Voice, the magazine of CPRE Surrey, is out now. The centre-pages feature is all about Surrey ...
12/10/2017

The Autumn issue of Surrey Voice, the magazine of CPRE Surrey, is out now. The centre-pages feature is all about Surrey Historic Buildings Trust and the Surrey Heritage Awards!
You can download a pdf at cpresurrey.org.uk , or email [email protected] to request a copy.

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30/09/2017
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Its royal connections are rife – it was the place of coronations in Saxon times and it borders one of the country’s most famous royal parks – we list 10 reasons to love Kingston-upon-Thames

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07/09/2017
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Surrey Life

From historic streets to mysterious gems, Heritage Open Day weekend throws open the doors of Surrey’s hidden heritage. Matthew Williams shines a light on 30 of the best places to visit.

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16/05/2017
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The Spring 2017 issue of our magazine SURREY VOICE is out now! With articles on the Housing White Paper, the Surrey Hills Quiet Lane Zones, the Woodland Trust's WWI Centenary Wood, and updates on Local Plans and the long-running Elmbridge Sports Hub saga..

31/03/2017
Sherlock Holmes author's Victorian home restored

Sherlock Holmes author's Victorian home restored

Undershaw, in Surrey, the grand home the Sherlock Holmes author helped design, fell into disrepair after the hotel which ran there for 80 years closed in 2004.

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08/03/2017
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"Perhaps more than anything else, it is our nation’s village greens – scenes of numerous cricket matches, fairs, fetes and cream teas – that have come to epitomise rural England."
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Undershaw shortlisted for award
08/03/2017
Undershaw shortlisted for award

Undershaw shortlisted for award

THE restored Undershaw at Hindhead has been shortlisted for the Surrey Heritage Awards 2017.

24/02/2017
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England’s 14 Green Belts provide a breath of fresh air for 30 million people. However, ever-increasing pressure for more roads, housing and airport expansions means that it is vital to protect and invest in the Green Belts that we have.

Our new report highlights the potential value of Green Belts and the crucial role they play in enhancing the sustainability of our cities.

We call on the Government to prioritise investment in Green Belts in the forthcoming 25-year plan for the environment and ensure Green Belt protection is enforced.

Find out more by watching our short video, and you can read the report and summary here: http://cpre.org.uk/ValuingGreenBelt

SURREY HERITAGE AWARDS 2017 - SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED - Surrey Historical Buildings Trust
23/02/2017
SURREY HERITAGE AWARDS 2017 - SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED - Surrey Historical Buildings Trust

SURREY HERITAGE AWARDS 2017 - SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED - Surrey Historical Buildings Trust

Surrey Historic Buildings Trust has announced the shortlist for the Surrey Heritage Awards 2017. The Awards have been created to celebrate Surrey’s rich and diverse architectural heritage, highlighting Best Practice in historic building conservation and restoration. There are six shortlisted buildin...

22/02/2017
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22 February 2017

Surrey Heritage Awards 2017 – Shortlist Announced

Surrey Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT) has announced the shortlist for the Surrey Heritage Awards 2017. The Awards have been created to celebrate Surrey’s rich and diverse architectural heritage, highlighting Best Practice in historic building conservation and restoration.
There are six shortlisted building projects:
St Martha’s Priory in Chilworth is a 1930s timber-framed Arts and Crafts house. It is a very fine example of the Surrey vernacular style but had been vacant for over 10 years and neglected. Now, with new owners, the challenge was to extend the house without detracting in any way from the original character of the building or disturbing the views from the North Downs Way and the medieval St Martha’s Church.
Mullins Court, 58-60 West Street in Dorking was originally three of a terrace of four timber-framed houses dating from c.1589. In the 17th Century an impressive brick front was added. The building has been used as an antique shop but has now been converted back to three houses above ground-floor shops. The project has included repairing the timber frame and rebuilding chimneys using the original bricks. Great attention has been paid to using traditional materials.
Hope Mausoleum in Dorking is a Greek Revival mausoleum built in 1818 for Thomas Hope, writer, art connoisseur and promoter of the neo-classical style. Following repeated vandalism, it was sealed up and buried in 1958. The project has restored the building, using the same materials and techniques that were used originally, and the newly-restored mausoleum is now open to the public on the Deepdene Trail.
The Old Barn Motor House in Epsom dates from 1770 and is unusual in Surrey in having a pantile roof. Originally a barn and used for general storage for many years it has now been converted into a garage for a collection of historic vehicles. The conversion has been carried out sympathetically and rebuilding and repointing has been kept to a minimum, with care taken to retain the patina of age such as the slight irregularities of the roof.
Undershaw in Hindhead was the home of Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between 1897 and 1907. It was commissioned by him as the family home because he believed the clean air of Hindhead would help his wife recover from tuberculosis. It was subsequently converted into a hotel but became derelict after the hotel closed in 2004. It is now owned by an educational foundation and has been repaired and restored to its original form including reinstatement of appropriate fireplaces.
Home of Compassion in Thames Ditton is an 18th Century mansion in the Strawberry Hill Gothic style, built for the Hon. Charlotte Boyle Walsingham c.1786 and incorporating a library designed and decorated by the owner and her daughter. In 1905 the house was acquired by a community of Anglican nuns who renamed it the Home of Compassion and built the priory and chapel. It is now a nursing home but was unoccupied between 2008 and 2016 during which time theft and vandalism took their toll and extensive repair became necessary. The project has included the complete restoration of the library and its original panelling.
The judging process is currently underway and the overall winner will be announced in a special ceremony on 29 March at Loseley Park, Guildford, hosted by Michael More-Molyneux, Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey and Patron of Surrey Historic Buildings Trust. Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General of The National Trust, will be the guest speaker.
For further information or to join the Friends of Surrey Historic Buildings please go to the website www.surreyhistoricbuildings.org.uk or email [email protected].
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Andy Smith, email [email protected]

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07/12/2016

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The trashing of our countryside has to stop
07/12/2016
The trashing of our countryside has to stop

The trashing of our countryside has to stop

Sir Titus Salt had a vision 160 years ago of the perfect village beside the River Aire. He wanted his workers in Bradford to benefit from the beautiful nearby countryside so he built Saltaire, with...

Villages vanish under sprawl of new housing developments
05/12/2016
Villages vanish under sprawl of new housing developments

Villages vanish under sprawl of new housing developments

Hundreds of England’s ancient villages are vanishing — swept away by a surge of housing development that is seeing historic communities engulfed into larger towns and losing their identities forever.

Government declares war on Brutalist architecture
05/11/2016
Government declares war on Brutalist architecture

Government declares war on Brutalist architecture

A Government minister has declared war on “brutalist” architecture, arguing that it is “aesthetically worthless” and embodies a “cult of ugliness”. John Hayes, a transport minister, said in a speech that the Government would be the “vanguard of a renaissance” in architecture by rebuilding a Doric ar...

Read the 2nd instalment of our 2-part feature on "Ten of the Best Historic Buildings in Surrey" - in the August issue of...
30/07/2016
Surrey Life magazine August 2016 – out in shops and to buy online

Read the 2nd instalment of our 2-part feature on "Ten of the Best Historic Buildings in Surrey" - in the August issue of SURREY LIFE, out now. Get your copy today!

From CowParade Surrey to the athletes flying the flag for our county in Rio, via Loose Women’s Andrea McLean, Brooklands and the British Grand Prix, and our Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards’ finalists, August’s Surrey Life magazine is packed full of reasons to celebrate Surrey

Surrey Historic Buildings Trust featured in this issue.
28/06/2016
Surrey Life magazine July 2016 – out in shops and to buy online now

Surrey Historic Buildings Trust featured in this issue.

On this month’s cover of Surrey Life magazine, we are proud to feature the wonderful Dame Judi Dench who has been a resident of Surrey for more than 30 years. For our exclusive interview with the actress, we spent the afternoon with her at the British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield

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