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Dorset Buildings Group

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The Dorset Buildings Group is a diverse group of people who all have a passion for buildings in Dorset. We work closely with the National Trust and with the Dorset Group of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (The SPAB). We aim to promote preservation of Dorset’s buildings traditions through conservation of old buildings and a sympathetic approach to new developments.

How to Join and membership cost:

Individual membership £5
Institutional membership £15

Cheques payable to : Dorset Buildings Group
Send to:  Sue Way, 2 Tyneham Close, Redlands, Weymouth DT3 5RQ

Contact Details:

Secretaries: John and Sue Rowntree e:

General details of meetings:

We offer a series of lectures each winter given by specialists in their subject plus visits to sites of interest throughout the year. Committee meetings which are open to all members are held monthly. Cost for lectures is £5 to include tea and cakes. Cost for visits vary. There is no charge for committee meetings and the venue and time are notified to all members by email.

Programme of events



SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER Michael Hill. Country Houses of Dorset.

8TH JANUARY 2017 Jon Murden. The Lottery Funded Buildings Programme at Dorchester Museum

5TH FEBRUARY 2017 Nancy Grace. The Archaeological Excavations at Corfe Castle and Chedworth Villa Compared and Contrasted

5TH MARCH 2017 Judith Teasdale. Architecture on the Bankes Estate

All talks are at Holt Village Hall (near Wimborne) at 2.30 pm on Sunday afternoons.

Details of Officers:

Please contact John and Sue Rowntree for more information