50th Anniversary Book

‘Landmark: A History of Britain in 50 Buildings’

Published 3 September 2015

“I defy you to sit and read this volume without
instantly making plans, romancing a bit
and reaching for your diary.”

- From the foreword by Griff Rhys Jones

Our Director Anna Keay and our Historian Caroline Stanford have co-written a sumptuously illustrated book to mark Landmark's 50th anniversary. As well as an essay documenting Landmark’s own history and progress over the past 50 years, Anna and Caroline have chosen 50 Landmarks, dating from 1250 to the present, as prisms to illustrate and illuminate Britain’s past. The book narrates the broad sweep of political events and people from all levels of society and all types of human activity, providing insights into British history while also tracing Landmark’s evolution through its buildings.

"We are incredibly proud that over the last half century the Landmark Trust has been able to save some of Britain's most precious places and given so many people so much joy. We want to celebrate our birthday by sharing these extraordinary buildings with everyone, and, we hope, to help a new generation catch the Landmark bug."
Anna Keay

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