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What are the Historic England Angel Awards?

The Angel Awards were founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and are co-funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. Since 2011, these annual awards have celebrated the efforts of local people, either individuals or groups, who have saved historic buildings and places.

Winners of 2016 Historic  England Angel Awards, with judges at the awards ceremony
Winners of 2016 Historic England Angel Awards, with judges at the awards ceremony

In 2017 we have four award categories to celebrate the efforts of people who go to extraordinary lengths to protect, save and share their local heritage. There will also be the popular People's Favourite voted by the public and, new for this year, the 'Overall UK Winner of Angels'.

The awards recognise people who champion their local heritage and share and practice forgotten craft skills. They also celebrate young people, especially apprentices, acknowledging their efforts to learn about heritage.

Award categories 2017

  • Best Rescue of a Historic Building
  • Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People
  • Best Craftsperson or Apprentice on a Heritage Rescue or Repair Project
  • Best Rescue, Recording or Interpretation of a Historic Place

We are now closed for applications for the 2017 Historic England Angel Awards, and are currently sifting applications.

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact us at:

Oldland Mill decorated with flags and photographed against a blue sky.
Oldland Windmill, Grade II listed building

What happened to the English Heritage Angel Awards?

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