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Middleport Pottery

An award-winning visitor destination in Stoke-on-Trent, Middleport Pottery's factory tours offer a unique opportunity to experience traditional handcraft methods unchanged since the 1880s. Other attractions include a fully restored steam engine, Burleigh factory shop, canal-side cafe, Victorian Offices, narrowboat Dane, workers' Bath House and Grade II listed bottle kiln.

Enter the World of Middleport Pottery

Harper Street

UKHBPT's latest adventure. The Harper Street project, the renovation of eleven Victorian terraced houses adjacent to Middleport Pottery will begin in 2018, transforming the houses into a new heritage attraction, community centre, workshops, archive and office space. 

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Whitechapel Bell Foundry

In 2017 the historic Whitechapel Foundry was acquired and the use of these Grade 2* buildings for the making of bells, such as Big Ben, the Liberty Bell and the Bow Bells, ceased. Despite the historic listing the original equipment has now been stripped out in anticipation of the buildings being converted to a commercial use such as a boutique hotel or similar.

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UNITED KINGDOM HISTORIC BUILDING PRESERVATION TRUST IS AN INDEPENDENT CHARITY WHOSE FOUNDING PATRON IS HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES.

We at United Kingdom Historic Building Preservation Trust (UKHBPT) strongly believe that heritage-led regeneration is vital for effective placemaking.

People are at the centre of what we do. Once the beating heart of the community, the restoration of these treasured places also restores a community. A stronger sense of identity, confidence and pride results in better health, happiness, and well-being. We are privileged to have witnessed the impact of our work

- it’s more than bricks and mortar.