Landmark Trust

Landmark Trust

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 gives them a new life by making them available for holiday rental. The Trust's headquarters is at Shottesbrooke in Berkshire.

Those who stay in "Landmarks" provide a continuing source of funds to support restoration costs and building maintenance. The trust currently (in 2008) has 186 properties, ranging from grand to modest in scale. Landmark sites include forts, farmhouses, manor houses, mills, cottages, castles, gatehouses, follies and towers. They represent historic periods from medieval to 20th century. Properties may be rented by the week or for three- or four-day stays throughout the year.

Most trust properties are scattered throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Some are on Lundy Island off the coast of north Devon, operated under lease from the National Trust. In addition, there are four Landmark sites in Italy, including an apartment overlooking the Spanish Steps in Rome, directly above the lodging where poet John Keats died. Four properties are in the United States--all in Vermont--one of which, Naulakha, was the home of Rudyard Kipling in the 1890s. The American sites are owned by an independent sister charity Landmark Trust USA.

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

Landmark Trust properties in the Channel Islands

*Nicolle Tower, St Clement, Jersey
*Fort Clonque, Alderney

Landmark Trust properties in the UK


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. In addition, the Trust operates the following properties in England:

* Abbey Gatehouse, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
* Alton Station, Alton, Staffordshire
* The Ancient House
* Anderton House
* Appleton Water Tower, Sandringham, Norfolk
* The Banqueting House
* The Bath House
* The Bath Tower
* Beamsley Hospital, Beamsley near Skipton, North Yorkshire
* Beckford's Tower, Bath, Somerset
* Brinkburn Mill, near Rothbury, Northumberland
* Bromfield Priory Gatehouse
* Calverley Old Hall, West Yorkshire
* Causeway House
* Cawood Castle, North Yorkshire
* The Chateau
* Church Cottage
* Clavell Tower
* Cloth Fair, Smithfield, London
* The College
* Coombe
* The Coop House
* Crownhill Fort, Plymouth, Devon
* Culloden Tower, Richmond, North Yorkshire
* The Danescombe Mine
* Edale Mill
* The Egyptian House, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall
* Elton House
* Endsleigh
* Field House
* Fox Hall
* Frenchman's Creek
* Freston Tower
* Goddards
* The Gothic Temple, Stowe, Buckinghamshire
* The Grammar School, Kirby Hill, North Yorkshire
* The Grange, Ramsgate, Kent
* Gurney Manor, Cannington, Somerset
* Hampton Court
* The Hill House
* Hole Cottage
* Houghton West Lodge
* The House of Correction
* Howthwaite, Grasmere
* Ingestre Pavilion, Tixall, Staffordshire
* Iron Bridge House
* Kingswear Castle
* Knowle Hill
* Langley Gatehouse, near Acton Burnell, Shropshire
* Laughton Place, near Lewes, East Sussex
* Lettaford
* The Library
* Lock Cottage
* Lower Porthmeor
* Luttrell's Tower
* Lynch Lodge
* Maesyronen Chapel
* Manor Farm, in Diss, Norfolk
* Margells
* Marshal Wade's House
* Martello Tower, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
* Methwold Old Vicarage, Methwold, Norfolk
* Monkton Old Hall
* Morpeth Castle, Morpeth, Northumberland
* The Music Room, Lancaster, Lancashire
* The Nicolle Tower
* New Inn, Peasenhall, Suffolk
* North Street
* Obriss Farm
* East Banqueting House
* West Banqueting House
* Old Campden House, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
* The Old Hall, Croscombe, Somerset
* The Old Parsonage
* The Parish House, Baltonsborough, Somerset
* Paxton's Tower Lodge
* Peake's House
* Peppercombe (Landmark Trust)
* Peters Tower
* The Pigsty
* Poultry Cottage
* The Priest's House, Holcombe Rogus, Devon
* Princelet Street, Spitalfields, London
* The Prospect Tower
* Purton Green
* Robin Hood's Hut, Halswell, Goathurst nr Bridgwater, Somerset
* The Ruin
* Sackville House, East Grinstead, West Sussex
* Shelwick Court, near Hereford, Herefordshire
* South Street, Great Torrington, Devon
* St Mary's Lane
* St Winifred's Well
* Shute Gatehouse
* The Steward's House
* Stockwell Farm
* Stogursey Castle, Stogursey, Somerset
* Swarkestone Pavilion
* Tangy Mill
* Tixall Gatehouse
* The Tower, Canons Ashby
* Tower Hill
* Warden Abbey, Old Warden, Bedfordshire
* The Wardrobe
* The West Blockhouse
* The White House, Aston Munslow, Shropshire
* Whiteford Temple
* Wilmington Priory, near Eastbourne, East Sussex
* Wolveton Gatehouse
* Wortham Manor, Lifton, Devon
* Woodsford Castle, near Dorchester, Dorset
* Woodspring Priory, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset


* Ascog House, Isle of Bute
* Auchinleck House
* Dunmore Pineapple, near Falkirk
* Gargunnock House, Stirling
* The Mackintosh Building Comrie (not to be confused with Hill House, where the Landmark Trust has an apartment)
* Meikle Ascog, Isle of Bute
* Old Place of Monrieth, Portwilliam, Dumfries and Galloway
* Castle of Park, Glenluce, Dumfries and Galloway
* Collegehill House and Rosslyn Castle, Roslin, near Edinburgh
* Saddell


*Clytha Castle Monmouthshire south east Wales
* Dolbelydr
*West Blockhouse, Dale, Pembrokeshire
*Church Cottage, Llandygwydd, Cardiganshire
*Rhiwddolion, Betws-y-Coed, Gwynedd
* Plas Uchaf

Landmark Trust properties in Italy

* Casa Guidi, Florence
* Piazza di Spagna, Rome
* Sant'Antonio, Tivoli
* Villa Saraceno, Agugliaro

Landmark Trust properties in the USA

* Amos Brown House
* The Dutton Farmhouse
* Naulakha
* The Sugarhouse

External links

* [ Official website]
* [ Photos from holidays in 3 Landmark Trust houses]

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