The Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust, also known as the Spitalfields Trust, is a British architectural conservation charity. It originated in the Spitalfields area of London, although it also operates elsewhere in England and Wales. The trust's founders include the architectural historians Mark Girouard and Colin Amery and the art historian and television presenter Dan Cruickshank.
The Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust was founded in 1977 to rescue the remaining Georgian houses in Spitalfields, London, which were threatened with demolition by the expansion of London's financial district. The trust's work was important in the preservation of the network of early 18th-century streets in the area. The trust is largely funded by grants from English Heritage and Cadw, and by loans from the Architectural Heritage Fund.
List of buildings restored by the trust
|Name||Location||Image||Date||Notes||Listed building grade|
|Allt-y-Bela||Llangwm Uchaf, Monmouthshire
||Mid-15th century||Built as a hall house in the mid-15th century, originally a single-storey, cruck-frame building with wooden mullions and leaded lights. About a century later a first floor was added with dormer windows and chimneys. A three-storey Renaissance tower was added in 1599.||II*|
|Shurland Hall||Isle of Sheppey, Kent
||c. 1532||A large Tudor gatehouse associated with King Henry VIII||II*|
|The Black House, Gillingham||Gillingham, Kent
||Mid-17th century||Farmhouse and worker's cottage,||II|
|Minor Canon Row||Rochester, Kent
||1722–1735||A terrace of seven houses built between 1722 and 1735 to house the minor canons of the cathedral||I|
|Varden Street and Turner Street||Whitechapel, London
||1809–1815||Two adjoining terraces of early-nineteenth century houses|
|Naval officers' quarters||Sheerness Royal Dockyards, Kent
||1820s–1830s||Ten houses including Dockyard House, built for the Chief Superintendent of the Royal Dockyard, and five houses forming Regency Terrace. Most were designed by George Ledwell-Taylor.||II* / II|
Other buildings with which the trust has been involved
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