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Hackney Historic Buildings Trust
Hackney Historic Buildings Trust is an established Buildings Preservation Trust that has rescued a number of derelict and ‘at risk’ buildings in Hackney and restored, refurbished and found new uses for them.
The Round Chapel Centre for the Performing Arts
The Trust owns the main chapel building and Auditorium of The Round Chapel, Lower Clapton Road, a Grade II* non-conformist chapel, which was given by The United Reform Church to the Trust in a derelict condition in 1991.The Trust raised almost £1 million from English Heritage and other bodies to repair and conserve the whole complex, including the part retained by the church. It now runs The Round Chapel Auditorium as an arts and community venue, hosting arts events and hiring out the hall for a wide variety of functions. The Trust also owns the adjoining Chapel Keeper’s Cottage, which is let on a short-hold tenancy.
St. Augustine's Tower
St. Augustine's Tower is Hackney's oldest building, having survived when the rest of the original parish church was demolished in 1798. A familiar landmark, it stands in the centre of the ancient village of Hackney, and appears on the Borough's coat of arms. It is listed Grade I, and is therefore in the top 2% of buildings listed in the country.