SPAB Edinburgh, Scottish Events, Architecture, Barony Street Building, Glasite Meeting House
SPAB : Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in Scotland
11 Jul 2002
Information re The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in Scotland
Address: The Glasite Meeting House, 33 Barony Street, Edinburgh
This amenity society founded by William Morris, Philip Webb and others, in 1877; to oppose what they saw as destructive ‘restoration’ of ancient buildings then occurring in Victorian England; ‘ancient’ being used in the wider sense of ‘very old’ rather than the more usual modern one of ‘pre-medieval’.
The society states on their website: “We believe old buildings have a future. From cottages to castles and from churches to cathedrals we are here to help buildings and the people who care for them. Based on years of experience and research we understand how old buildings work.”
Programme of SPAB Events
Discover the city
Walking Tours in the historic towns of Edinburgh and Glasgow to explore their culture and feel their past
Edinburgh 13 Jul 2002
A walking Tour in the historic town of Edinburgh. The tour will cover conservation issues of the past and the present with a focus on several commercial and private buildings in the Old and the New Town.
Delegate: Mr Simon Green, RCAHMS
Starts at 11am, from the Glasite Meeting House,
33 Barony St, Edinburgh
Glasgow 27 Jul 2002
A walking Tour in Glasgow. The tour will focus on different conservation projects of the past and the present. Several commercial, industrial and private houses will be visited, unravelling the history of the city.
Delegate: Mr David Martin
Starts at 11am, from George Square, Glasgow
For further info contact SPAB on 0131 557 1551
To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.
Architecture in Scotland
Scottish Architecture Designs – chronological list
Architecture Walking Tours by e-architect
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