Bath Preservation Trust archive goes on-line

The archives of Bath’s oldest conservation body have just gone on-line and are available to the general public. They are a rich resource for anybody wanting to explore the history of the city and its built environment.

The on-line catalogue, created as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Whole Story Project at No.1 Royal Crescent, makes searching these archives and discovering the treasures they hold far more accessible than they have ever been before.

You can now search the catalogue, find if there are any items you may be interested in and then make an appointment with the archivist to come and view them. The launch of the on-line catalogue comes in the year that the Trust celebrates its 80th anniversary.

Broad St late 1960s (Michell) © Bath Preservation Trust
Broad St late 1960s (Michell) © Bath Preservation Trust

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About the Archives

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© Bath Preservation Trust

The archives held by Bath Preservation Trust document the history of the Trust since it was established in 1934 and the extensive monitoring, campaigning, recording and advisory work of its committees.

As well as documenting individual buildings, the archives provide information about past plans for the re-development of the city and its infrastructure and give an insight into changing attitudes to conservation

An exhibition celebrating the Trust’s 80 years is on display in the Brownsword Gallery at No. 1 Royal Crescent until 5 May. Free to B&NES Discovery Card holders.