Give in your Will

Be part of an enduring legacy

In Britain, 10,000 listed buildings are officially designed 'at risk' and their future is uncertain. Each year we are unable to rescue many endangered buildings simply because we do not have the funds to restore them.  We depend on the generosity of individual supporters to fund each new project. They help us preserve remarkable buildings and ensure traditional skills are kept alive for future generations.

Large or small, every gift in a Will is valuable to Landmark and makes a vital difference to our work. Your gift could help make an enduring contribution to the rich architectural heritage that surrounds us.


What past gifts have helped us achieve

Dolbelydr, an important 16th-century gentry house in Denbighshire, was a roofless ruin when we came across it. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Dolbelydr is now a wonderful Landmark for 6 and is available to visit for free throughout the year.

“Over 30 years ago I was taken by a friend to Dolbelydr. She had tried unsuccessfully to interest organisations in its restoration. Sadly she died before Landmark’s involvement. What a loss Dolbelydr would have been. My gift may just tip the balance in another restoration.”

Patricia Badland, legacy supporter

See Dolbelydr transformed


A message from our Chairman, Neil Mendoza

Landmark’s founder, frustrated by the loss and destruction of many precious historic buildings because they no longer had a use or purpose, came up with a profound idea. He realised that once restored they could be used for holidays. His vision and business proposition is as valid now as it was then. A simple, self-sustaining idea, that continues to promote traditional craft skills and evokes past ways of life that might otherwise have been forgotten. I have seen the skills of the craftspeople undertaking the painstaking and meticulous restoration, and have heard what staying in a Landmark has meant to others. This has inspired me to remember the Landmark Trust in my Will, after remembering family and friends first, of course.

I hope you will consider Landmark worthy of your support too. Thank you.

Watch an interview with Neil about the importance of gifts in Wills

A gift that keeps on giving

Landmark Legacy Estate

The Landmark Legacy Estate consists of 50 or so buildings, ranging from historic estate cottages to modern flats and shops, many of them given to us through a gift in a Will. These well-loved buildings have passed into our stewardship in the knowledge that we can be relied upon to care for them, and many continue to fulfil their role as part of the local community. We manage them as tenanted property providing a valuable and reliable income for us. 

We will always work with prospective donors in such cases, both to understand their wishes and intentions and to explain our approach with such important gifts. Each building is considered on a case by case basis, and many factors influence our decision. Some owners prefer their homes to continue to serve the community, so a permanent long-term tenant is the best solution.  

Learn more about the Tower at Netherne on the Hill, the latest addition to the Landmark Legacy Estate

“Landmark has over the years made, and continues to make, a unique contribution to the rescue, repair, restoration and re-use of buildings which many others would view as being beyond redemption or economically unviable. Landmark's efforts in this field deserve the support of all with an interest in protecting our built heritage. We are proud to be involved in its work by remembering the Trust in our Wills.”

Graham Reed and Nicholas Atkinson