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The Building Conservation Directory - The 2021 edition brings together the latest expert advice and up-to-date information on craft skills, conservation products and specialist services, as well as course listings and other essential information.

A free digital 'flipping book' version is available here and you can order a hard copy here.

Corona virus update - the new normal

Cathedral's office in Tisbury is open every day but with a limited number of staff, strict social distancing, and no meetings or visitors.

Most of our colleagues will continue to work from home for the foreseeable future, but everyone is available by phone or email, and we would be delighted to help you with your enquiries.

Tel 01747 871717

Submissions Welcome...

We are always looking for new articles which draw attention to key issues likely to be encountered by those responsible for the conservation or adaptation of historic buildings and sites for our magazines.

Guidance for authors is available here.


Historic Churches magazine

The scope of the 27th edition is by no means limited to our rich heritage of historic church architecture. Articles range from the plight of historic synagogues across Europe, to the complex decay mechanisms affecting Liverpool's iconic Metropolitan cathedral, and the extraordinay case of Iona's ancient carved stones. Order your copy here or read it online here.

Celtic crosses in Iona's museum

New Articles

Church Pods

Accomodation pods could enable some churches to provide visitor accomodation while retaining their use as places of worship. Concept proposals being considered by the Diocese of Hereford for Turnastone church illustrate the potential...

Illustration by Connolly Wellingham Architects of a proposed pod


The recent listing of a concrete replica cross in its original (8th-century) location on the Isle of Iona raises fundamental questions about the nature of significance and our perception of heritage. Sally Foster of Historic Environment Scotland outlines the history of the site and the re-evaluation of its significance.

Iona Abbey

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