A collection of fascinating videos, insightful podcasts and thought-provoking blogs showcasing the rich and complex history of our buildings. Including talks from our director Anna Keay, and historian, Caroline Stanford, you can lose yourself in this page for hours and all from the comfort of your armchair.

Ever since Landmark was founded in 1965, each building has been the subject of a deeply researched History Album, a scholarly but readable account of the site’s history and those who lived there, which you can download for free here 


Our historian blogs



  • The Last Duel in Scotland

    Alex Boswell Palin bequest

    The story unfolds in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fife. Two newly donated portraits prompt the telling of the tragic death in a duel of Alexander Boswell, son of the celebrated 18th-century diarist James Boswell of Auchinleck House.

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  • Woven Histories (parts 1-3)


    The textile industries are of particular importance to the social, political and financial history of the country and via our Landmarks it is possible to trace this history and tell the story of both the trades and crafts associated with it.

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  • Woven Now: Sunny Bank Mill


    Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley (near Calverley Old Hall), keeps a nationally important archive of weaving machinery, fabrics and documents. Meet Curator Rachel Moaby and weaver Agnis Smallwood and discover more about how traditions are being kept alive.

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