Landmark Trust

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"Almost 50 years ago philanthropist John Smith founded the Landmark Trust together with his wife Christian. Their aim was to try and prevent the loss of the sort of smaller historic building with which neither the National Trust nor the Ministry of Works was concerned.

"John Smith was already a leading figure in the conservation world: a committed enthusiast for buildings and other historical structures. His experience led him to conclude that "a body was required to tackle cases too desperate, troublesome or unfashionable for anyone else." And so, in 1965, the Landmark Trust came into being, as together the Smiths set about creating the Landmark collection, which today numbers almost 200 buildings." [1]


Accessed February 2014: [2]



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  1. Landmark Trust History, organizational web page, accessed February 11, 2013.
  2. Landmark Trust Trustees, organizational web page, accessed February 11, 2013.