The starting point for many of the case studies has been the Architectural Heritage Fund’s (AHF) Annual Reviews. I have also used the much fuller reports on prospective projects, usually by the regional support staff, prepared for the AHF’s council.

I have referred constantly to Nikolaus Pevsner’s Buildings of England volumes, to The Buildings of Scotland, and to The Buildings of Wales.

Another invaluable source of information and inspiration has been Marcus Binney’s Big Saves and the many other publications on conservation causes published by SAVE, some of which are listed below.

The quotations from architects and conservationists have mostly been written for this book, in response to my requests. In some cases, I have used the ...

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