Hackney Historic Buildings Trust

About Hackney Historic Buildings Trust

Hackney Historic Buildings Trust has been responsible for the protection and conservation of a wide range of buildings in the London Borough of Hackney. Working with English Heritage, Hackney Council and other local and national organizations the Trust has assured the maintenance and continued use of buildings such as Hackney's oldest building St Augustine's Church Tower, St Bartholomew's Vicarage in Dalston and perhaps it's most important building; the Round Chapel which HHBT owns and runs as a community and arts space.

HHBT has acted on behalf of English Heritage and LB Hackney as project managers for feasibility studies for the repair and conservation of Maberley Chapel, Balls Pond Road, N1; The Portico, Linscott Road, E5: the Landsdown Club, Mare Street, E8 and Pond House, Lower Clapton Road, E5. In recent years the Trust has been active at St Augustine’s Tower, with the restoration of the Worship Street Drinking Fountain and with the reburbishment and sale of two houses at nos. 27-9, New North Road.

More recent projects include an exhibition in St Augustine's Tower, mapping the changes in Hackney from medievil times to present day and and on-going fundraising for further works to The Round Chapel Auditorium.

Currently, we are working in conjunction with Counterpoint Dance on a Migrations project, which will culiminate in a 4-day festival in February 2016. Please check out the project webiste for further details and how to get involved: Migrations Europa Exchange

The Trust opens the doors to all its buildings for organized tours, walks and to student groups. It also provides information and advice to the general public about historic buildings and conservation in Hackney.

Volunteer trustees oversee the management of the Trust. They are assisted by four staff; a Venue Manager who manages the Trust and takes forward other initiatives and projects, An Assistant Venue Manager who deals predominantly with events, a Maintenence Manager and a Caretaker.


Hackney Historic Buildings Trust

Current Trustees of HHBT

  • Patrick Hammill (Chair)
  • Laurie Elks
  • Conrad Romer
  • Susan Beeby
  • Sasha Afanasieva
  • Becky Houghton
  • Isobel Hunter
  • Derrick Turner (Treasurer)

Current Staff of HHBT

  • Lisa Pressland (Venue Manager)
  • Kamil Jed (Assistant Venue Manager)
  • John Welstand-Keryk (Maintenance Manager)
  • Christopher Doyle (Caretaker)

The Trust is currently recruiting a new Venue Manager! Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a job description and details of how to apply.

Closing date: Friday 4th December 2015 @ 5pm

Hackney Historic Buildings Trust

The Round Chapel

1d Glenarm Road
E5 0LY

Tel: 020 8986 0029
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HHBT is a Registered Charity (no. 291468)