Hackney Historic Buildings Trust
About Hackney Historic Buildings Trust: Projects
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.
Current projects include the restoration of St
Augustine’s Tower where a HLF grant has allowed a major refurbishment
during 2005-6 and on-going fundraising for further works to The
Round Chapel. The Trust continues to seek new projects to work on
and is currently exploring options to preserve a 19th century Grade
II mission school in Lea Bridge Road, E5.
The Trust opens the doors to all its buildings
on London Open House Day, as well as for organized tours, walks
and to student groups. It also provides information and advice to
the general public about historic buildings and conservation in
Volunteer trustees who meet every month oversee
the management of the Trust. They are assisted by two staff; an
administration manager who manages the Trust and takes forward other
initiatives and projects, and a caretaker who maintains the buildings
managed by HHBT.
Trust is constantly seeking volunteers
to take part in the heritage projects within Hackney.
For further information,
please contact us at:
Hackney Historic Buildings
1d Glenarm Road
Tel: 020 8986 0029
HHBT is a Registered Charity