Landmark Trust

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The Landmark Trust
Landmark Trust logo
Formation 1965
Legal status Building conservation and preservation charity
Headquarters Shottesbrooke, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Region served
Predominantly UK
Dr Anna Keay

The Landmark Trust is a British building conservation charity, founded in 1965 by Sir John and Lady Smith, that rescues buildings of historic interest or architectural merit and then makes them available for holiday rental. The Trust's headquarters is at Shottesbrooke in Berkshire.

Most Trust properties are in England, Scotland and Wales. Several are on Lundy Island off the coast of north Devon, operated under lease from the National Trust. In continental Europe there are Landmark sites in Belgium, France and Italy. Four properties are in the United States — all in Vermont — one of which, Naulakha, was the home of Rudyard Kipling in the 1890s.

The Trust is a charity registered in England & Wales[1] and in Scotland.[2] The American sites are owned by an independent sister charity, Landmark Trust USA. There is also an Irish Landmark Trust.[3]

Those who rent "Landmarks" provide a source of funds to support restoration costs and building maintenance. In 2015 the Trust had 196 properties available.[4] Landmark sites include forts, farmhouses, manor houses, mills, cottages, castles, gatehouses, follies and towers and represent historic periods from medieval to the 20th century.

In media[edit]

In May 2015 five life-sized sculptures by Sir Antony Gormley, titled Land, were placed near the centre of the UK and at four compass points, in a commission by the Landmark Trust to celebrate its 50th anniversary. They were at Lowsonford (Warwickshire), Lundy (Bristol Channel), Clavell Tower (Dorset), Saddell Bay (Mull of Kintyre), and the Martello Tower (Aldeburgh, Suffolk).[5]

The work of the Trust was the subject of a six-part Channel 4 television documentary, Restoring Britain's Landmarks, first broadcast in October 2015.[6]


The following lists aim to be complete and illustrate both the variety of structures and geographical spread of the trust.

Channel Islands[edit]

Fort Clonque, Alderney

United Kingdom[edit]



The Landmark Trust manages the Island of Lundy in the Bristol Channel on behalf of the National Trust, and operates a number of holiday cottages there. The properties managed by the Trust include:

  • The Barn
  • Bramble Villa East
  • Bramble Villa West
  • Castle and Keep Cottages
  • Government House
  • Hanmers
  • Millcombe House
  • The Old House
  • The Old Light
  • The Old School
  • Tibbets
Rest of England[edit]
Appleton Water Tower, Norfolk
Manor Farm, Norfolk
Morpeth Castle, Northumberland
The Pigsty, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire

The Trust operates the following properties in other parts of England:


Name Image Town County Country Status Notes
Causeway House Bardon Mill Northumberland England


Name Image Town County Country Status Notes
St Winifred's Well St Winifreds Well Woolston.JPG Woolston, near Oswestry Shropshire England
Bush Cottage Near Bridgnorth Shropshire England
North Street Cromford Derbyshire England Earliest piece of planned industrial housing in the world, at the heart of a designated World Heritage Site.
The Tower Canons Ashby House - Rear.jpg Canons Ashby Northamptonshire England
St Mary's Lane Tewkesbury Gloucestershire England
Lock Cottage Worcester and Birmingham Canal - - 181037.jpg Stoke Pound Worcestershire England Built between 1790 and 1815, located on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal
Lengthsman's Cottage Gormley - Land - Lowsonford 10.jpg Lowsonford Warwickshire England Located on the towpath of the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal
Swarkestone Hall Pavilion Swarkestone Hall Pavilion 2.jpg Near Ticknall Derbyshire England
Knowle Hill Knowle Hill, Ticknall - - 358794.jpg Near Ticknall Derbyshire England
Abbey Gatehouse The Gatehouse, Tewkesbury Abbey - - 319431.jpg Tewkesbury Gloucestershire England Built 1500, standing guard over Tewkesbury Abbey
Iron Bridge House Ironbridge Shropshire England
The House of Correction To Let - - 693164.jpg Folkingham Lincolnshire England
The Bath House The Bath House - - 1501287.jpg Near Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire England
The Chateau Gate Burton Lincolnshire England
Langley Gatehouse Near Acton Burnell Shropshire England
Ingestre Pavilion Ingestre Pavilion - - 549047.jpg Tixall Staffordshire England
East Banqueting House The East Banqueting House, Chipping Campden - - 376110.jpg Chipping Campden Gloucestershire England
West Banqueting House West Banqueting House, Chipping Campden - - 1482845.jpg Chipping Campden Gloucestershire England
Bromfield Priory Gatehouse Priory Gatehouse, Bromfield - - 703337.jpg Near Ludlow Shropshire England
Tixall Gatehouse 359954 f8467346-by-stephen-betteridge.jpg Near Stafford Staffordshire England
Alton Towers
railway station
Alton Station - - 1600747.jpg Alton Staffordshire England
Shelwick Court Shelwick Court - - 82949.jpg Near Hereford Herefordshire England
The White House Landmark White House south side.JPG Aston Munslow Shropshire England
Field House Minchinhampton Gloucestershire England
Astley Castle Astley Castle Across the Moat.JPG Nuneaton Warwickshire England Winner of the 2013 Stirling Prize


Name Image Town County Country Status Notes
Whiteford Temple Whiteford Temple.jpg Callington Cornwall England
The Egyptian House Egyptian house, Chapel Street, Penzance, close up.jpg Penzance Cornwall England
Peters Tower Lympstone clock tower - - 1208469.jpg Lympstone Devon England
The Chapel Lettaford, North Bovey Devon England
The Captain's House Lower Porthmeor Cornwall England
The Farm House Lower Porthmeor Cornwall England
2, Mill House Coombe, Bude - Mill House.jpg Coombe, Bude Cornwall England
The Parish House Baltonsborough Somerset England
Danescombe Mine Cothele Consols Engine House - - 926058.jpg Calstock Cornwall England
Arra Venton Lower Porthmeor Cornwall England
Sanders Sanders, Lettaford - - 134003.jpg Lettaford, North Bovey Devon England
Bridge Cottage Peppercombe Devon England
The Library PalladianLibraryStevenstoneDevon.JPG Stevenstone Devon England
Swiss Cottage Swiss Cottage Endsleigh. - - 468001.jpg Endsleigh, near Tavistock Devon England Designed by Jeffrey Wyatville
The Old Hall Old Hall Croscombe.jpg Croscombe Somerset England
Robin Hood's Hut Robin Hood's Hut above Halswell House - - 577854.jpg Halswell, Goathurst Somerset England
Frenchman's Creek Helford Cornwall England
The College Week St Mary Cornwall England
Shute Gatehouse Shute Gatehouse - - 864320.jpg Near Axminster Devon England
1, Mill House Coombe, Bude - Mill House.jpg Coombe, Bude Cornwall England
The Carpenter's Shop Coombe, Bude - The Carpenter's Shop.jpg Coombe, Bude Cornwall England
Chapel Cottage Coombe, Bude - Chapel Cottage.jpg Coombe, Bude Cornwall England
Ford Cottage Coombe, Bude - Ford Cottage.jpg Coombe, Bude Cornwall England
The Priest's House The Priest House, Holcombe Rogus (geograph 2508361).jpg Holcombe Rogus Devon England
The China Tower Bicton Devon England
Pond Cottage Endsleigh, near Tavistock Devon England
1, Hawkers Cottage Coombe, Bude Cornwall England
Castle Bungalow Peppercombe Devon England
Wolveton Gatehouse Near Dorchester Dorset England
Cawsey House Great Torrington Devon England
The Wardrobe Salisbury Wiltshire England
2, Hawkers Cottage Coombe, Bude - Hawkers Cottage.jpg Coombe, Bude Cornwall England
Coombe Corner Coombe, Bude - Coombe Corner.jpg Coombe, Bude Cornwall England
Beckford's Tower Beckford's Tower - - 746959.jpg Bath Somerset England
Margells Branscombe Devon England
Anderton House Goodleigh Devon England 1970's architecture
Crownhill Fort Plymouth Devon England
Stogursey Castle Stogursey Castle - - 215767.jpg Stogursey, Bridgwater Somerset England
Clavell Tower Clavell Tower 2.jpg Kimmeridge, Wareham Dorset England
Marshal Wade's House Marshall Wade's House.jpg Bath Somerset England
Woodspring Priory WoodspringPrioryFront081006.jpg Near Weston-super-Mare Somerset England
Woodsford Castle Woodsford Castle - - 1288442.jpg Near Dorchester Dorset England
Kingswear Castle Kingswear Castle from Dartmouth Castle.jpg Near Dartmouth Devon England
Gurney Manor Gurney Manor.jpg Cannington Somerset England
Belmont Belmont House.JPG Lyme Regis Dorset England
Elton House Bath Somerset England
Silverton Park Stables StableBlock SilvertonPark Devon.JPG Silverton Devon England
Wortham Manor Wortham Manor Near Lifton - - 105330.jpg Lifton Devon England

Scotland and Wales[edit]

Name Image Town County Country Status Notes
Ascog House Ascog House, Isle of Bute.jpg Ascog Isle of Bute Scotland
Auchinleck House Auchinleck House.jpg Auchinleck East Ayrshire Scotland
Cul na Shee Argyll and Bute Scotland
Dunmore Pineapple Dunmore pineapple.jpg Falkirk Scotland
Gargunnock House Gargunnock House - - 81483.jpg Stirling Scotland
Hill House HillHouse.jpg Helensburgh Scotland Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Mackintosh Building Comrie Scotland
Old Place of Monrieth Old Place of Monreith - Dowies House - Ballingrene, Glasserton.jpg Port William Dumfries and Galloway Scotland
Castle of Park Castle of Park Glenluce exterior.JPG Glenluce Dumfries and Galloway Scotland
Collegehill House Roslin Scotland
Saddell Castle Saddell Castle, 2012.JPG Argyll and Bute Scotland
Bath Tower Caernarfon Gwynedd Wales
Clytha Castle Clytha castle.jpg Monmouthshire Wales
Dolbelydr Trefnant Denbighshire Wales
West Blockhouse Inspecting the West Blockhouse - - 1155054.jpg Dale Pembrokeshire Wales Palmerston Fort, protecting Milford Haven
Church Cottage Llandygwydd Ceredigion Wales
Rhiwddolion Ty Coch - Rhiwddolion - - 1517369.jpg Betws-y-Coed Gwynedd Wales
Plas Uchaf Landmark Plas Uchaf south side.JPG Corwen Denbighshire Wales


  • Hougoumont, close to the site of the Battle of Waterloo. The Trust contributed to the farm's £3M restoration, and having paid for the restoration the Game Keepers cottage, rents it out as holiday let



The Spanish Steps, seen from Piazza di Spagna, Italy. John Keats lived in the house in the right foreground.

United States[edit]


The Landmark Trust Lundy Island Philatelic Archive was donated to the British Library Philatelic Collections in 1991 and is located at the British Library.[7]


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