Useful Links

We are the main architectural amenity body in Northern Ireland, but we are linked closely with similar bodies in the rest of Ireland and Great Britain, as well as with other bodies concerned with conservation and architecture.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of UAHS. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

The following organisations may be able to provide useful information:

An Taisce - The National Trust for Ireland.

Architectural Heritage Fund - The Architectural Heritage Fund is a registered charity founded in 1976 to promote the conservation of historic buildings in the UK. It does this by providing advice, information and financial assistance in the form of grants and low interest working capital loans for projects undertaken by building preservation trust (BPTs) and other charities throughout the UK

Arts Council of Northern Ireland - The Funding and Development Agency for The Arts in Northern Ireland

Belfast Buildings Preservation Trust - Belfast Buildings Trust is a registered cross-community charity that exists to deliver physical and social regeneration through rescuing those buildings for which no apparent sustainable use can be found.

bcc-logo.pngBelfast City Council - The UAHS are thankful for the ongoing support of Belfast City Council. 

Belfast Civic Trust The Belfast Civic Trust was formed by a group of people concerned about the city's heritage and its surroundings.

Building Conservation - Cathedral Communications Limited was Established in June 1992 by Elizabeth Coyle-Camp, Gordon Sorensen and Jonathan Taylor in response to the lack of information on products and services for the conservation of historic buildings, 

Building Limes Forum Ireland - The Building Limes Forum Ireland, BLFI, brings together all those involved in the use of natural lime in the building industry from built heritage to sustainable new build. The BLFI provides information on all aspects of lime and its uses and offers a platform for discussion, sharing experiences and making friends and contacts

CADW - Cadw is the Welsh Government's historic environment service

Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust - The Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust is a public/private/voluntary sector partnership established in May 2002 as an independent company limited by guarantee. It includes representation from Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Larne, Limavady, and Moyle Borough and District Councils in partnership with representatives from the environment, the community, the education, the farming and the tourism sectors.

Clogher Historical Society - The Society promotes local history in the counties of Fermanagh, Monaghan, South Tyrone and parts of South Donegal and West Louth. 

Department of Communities, Historic Environment Division - Supporting and sustaining vibrant communities and a strong economy through realising the significant, ongoing value of our historic environment.

Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government - Republic of Ireland

Dublin Civic Trust - Dublin Civic Trust is an independent charitable organisation that works to recognise and protect the city’s architectural heritage. As an educational trust, we are dedicated to the principles of building identification, sensitive repair and minimal intervention, as well as appropriate use of the city’s historic building stock. We work in partnership with Government, local authorities and society to realise our vision of Dublin as a beautiful and vibrant city.

English Heritage - The Commission is the governing board and establishes our overall strategic direction. The Executive Board runs the organisation from day-to-day.Most of our funding comes from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the rest from donations and commercial activities.

Europa Nostra - The Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe

Follies Trust - Follies are joyful little buildings that aim to please…

Funds for Historic Buildings - The Funds for Historic Buildings website is a comprehensive guide to funding for anyone seeking to repair, restore or convert for a new use any historic building in the United Kingdom (excluding the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) which is listed, scheduled or in a conservation area and of acknowledged historic merit. It includes details of virtually all substantive funding sources which specialise in historic buildings, as well as many (including a variety of regeneration programmes) which provide funding for historic building projects within a wider remit

Hearth Housing - A charity that restores historic buildings in Northern Ireland that are at risk, and provides social housing for rent.

Heritage Alliance The Heritage Alliance, established in 2002 as Heritage Link

Historic Places of Worship in Europe - requires clarification - this link is to a Europa Nostra article

Historic Churches The Building Conservation's Book on The Conservation and Repair of Ecclasiastical Buildings

Historic Scotland - The National Trust for Scotland is a conservation charity. We are independent of Government and we are Scotland’s largest membership organisation – 312,000 people across the world who share our passion for our country’s heritage. 

Historic Towns Forum - The Historic Towns Forum (HTF), formerly the English Historic Towns Forum (EHTF), has been supporting professionals working in the historic built environment since 1987.

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ICOMOS - ICOMOS-UK promotes appreciation and understanding of our cultural heritage in the UK and worldwide

Institute of Historic Building Conservation - The IHBC is the principal professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment specialists working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with connections to the Republic of Ireland. 

Irish Architectural Archive - The Irish Architectural Archive was established in 1976 to collect and preserve material of every kind relating to the architecture of the entire island of Ireland, and make it available to the public.

Irish Georgian Society - The vision of the Irish Georgian Society is to conserve, protect and foster a keen interest and a respect for Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts.

Irish Heritage Trust - We protect and bring to life Irish heritage properties for the benefit of society

Irish Landmark Trust - Respect and enjoy Ireland’sbuilt heritage.

Landmark Trust - Holidays in historic buildings. Castles, forts, follies, towers... we restore them, and you can enjoy staying in them

Linen Hall Library - Belfast - established 1788

Mourne Heritage Trust - In 1997, the Mourne Heritage Trust was established as a partnership of central and local government agencies, the NITB, DARD and environmental, community, recreational, landowning and business interests to provide for the management of the Mourne and Slieve Croob Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

National Heritage Training Group - Building is your Business: You have Skills: Owners & Investors

NI Direct, History, Heritage & Museums - NI Government Services

NI Environment Link - Northern Ireland Environment Link is the national forum and networking body for organisations interested in the environment. NIEL was formally launched in 1990 to complete the UK network: Scottish Environment Link, Wales Environment Link and Wildlife and Countryside Link.

Planning Architecture Design Database Ireland

Royal Society of Ulster Architects - The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) is the professional body for chartered architects in Northern Ireland with c.900 members.

SAVE Britain's Heritage - Campaigning for threatened historic buildings. SAVE has been campaigning for historic buildings since its formation in 1975 by a group of architects, journalists and planners. SAVE is a strong, independent voice in conservation, free to respond rapidly to emergencies and to speak out loud for the historic environment. 

The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland - The AHSS is committed to encouraging public understanding and appreciation of our built environment and supports the thoughtful and meaningful preservation and restoration of historic buildings.

The Civic TrustThe Civic Trust was founded in 1957 by Duncan Sandys, a British politician, and the former son-in-law of Sir Winston Churchill. It campaigned to make better places for people to live. It ran until 2009 before going into administration due to a shortage of funding.

The Cockburn Association - We have been working to protect and improve Edinburgh since 1875. The Cockburn Association (The Edinburgh Civic Trust) is a registered Scottish Charity which works to promote the conservation and enhancement of Edinburgh’s landscape and historic and architectural heritage.

The Follies TrustThe Follies Trust was formed in 2006 by a group of people who share a passion for a motley collection of unusual buildings which enhance and enrich our landscapes, towns and cities. These structures – or ‘follies’ – are part of the intricate fabric of our history but, because they serve no obvious useful purpose, are too often regarded as superfluous.

The Georgian Group - Britain’s architectural heritage is one of the nation’s greatest assets and the Georgian period (broadly 1700-1837) gave us some of our most beautiful buildings. The Georgian Group is the national charity dedicated to preserving Georgian buildings and gardens.

The Heritage Council - Ireland. Heritage Council urges government to provide funding for community grants. Heritage Council grants support local community, tourism and heritage developments, creating jobs and benefiting local economies across the country.

The National Trust - The main UK website

The National Trust Northern Ireland - direct link to the NI section

The Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings - The Society is a charity. We have a small staff and most of our work is carried out by members voluntarily and enthusiastically. Many are experts in their field and their voice strengthens our reputation.

The Twentieth Century Society - helping us to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards.

The Victorian Society - Victorian and Edwardian buildings are irreplaceable, cherished, diverse, beautiful, familiar and part of our everyday life. The Victorian Society is the champion for these buildings.

UK Association of Preservation Trusts - APT is the voice of Building Preservation Trusts in the UK; it promotes and supports the rescue and sustainable use of historic buildings at risk. 

World Monuments Fund - Britain - World Monuments Fund is the leading non-governmental organisation for the protection of cultural heritage. WMF Britain is the largest affiliate office outside WMF’s headquarters in New York

Buildings & Structures of Belfast From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The buildings and structures of Belfast, Northern Ireland comprise many styles of architecture ranging from Edwardian through to state-of-the-art modern buildings like the Waterfront Hall. The city's beautiful Edwardian buildings are notable for their display of a large number of sculptures. Many of Belfast's Victorian landmarks, including the main Lanyon Building at Queens University in 1849, were designed by Sir Charles Lanyon. List of the tallest buildings in Belfast



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