Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)

The SPAB is Britain’s oldest building conservation body. It was set up by William Morris in 1877 to oppose the destructive restorations of the Victorian era and promote conservative repair to save historic fabric from irrecoverable damage or loss. The SPAB’s broad remit is to act as a consultee for works to listed buildings prior to 1770, to advise, educate and campaign.