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Award Winners 2011-2017

Browse through the past winners of the Historic England Angel Awards since they began in 2011.

2016

Best Community Action Project
Sponsored by the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS)

Operation Nightingale for the project Operation Nightingale

Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People
Josh Aitken-Dunkeld for the project at Frank James Hospital

Best Rescue of a Heritage Site
Julie and Howard Duckworth for the rescue of Aire Street, Goole (within Goole conservation area)

Best Research Project
Port Sunlight Village Trust and Wirral Borough Council (WBC) for the research project The Port Sunlight Local Listed Building Consent Order (LLBCO)

Outstanding Contribution to Heritage
Sponsored by Aon Estates Practice
Carlo Diponio - Construction Supervisor at Dudley Zoo

Winner of the Historic England Followers’ and Telegraph Readers’ Favourite
Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust Ltd for the community action project Clevedon Pier Visitor Centre

Winners of the Angel Awards in 2016 image gallery

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  • Soldiers excavating Chisenbury Midden
  • Josh Aitken-Dunkeld standing on a ladder painting SAVE FRANK on board
  • Front facade of Lowther Hotel in Goole
  • Port Sunlight LLBCO research team
  • Entrance to Dudley Zoo
  • Clevedon Pier Visitor Centre

2015

Best Rescue or Repair of a Historic Place of Worship
Friends of Forncett St Mary Church for the rescue of St Mary's Church, Forncett St Mary, Norfolk

Best Rescue of a Historic Industrial Building or Site
Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust for the rescue of Blackfell Hauler House

Best Craftsmanship on a Heritage Rescue
Emma Dawson for the craftsmanship employed on several rescue sites

Best Rescue of Any Other Type of Historic Building or Site
Nicholas and Dinah Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl and Countess of Shaftesbury for the rescue of St Giles House and Park, Wimborne St Giles

Winner of the Historic England Followers' and Telegraph Readers' Favourite
Birmingham Conservation Trust for the rescue of Newman Brothers Coffin Works

Winners of the Angel Awards in 2015 image gallery

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  • St Mary's Church covered with scaffolding
  • Blackfell Hauler House behind fencing
  • Emma Dawson working on a cornice
  • St Giles House covered with scaffolding
  • Newman Brothers Coffin Works

2014

Best Rescue of a Historic Industrial Building or Site
The Renewable Heritage Trust for the rescue of Howsham Mill, York

Best Craftsmanship on a Heritage Rescue
Adam Wilcockson for craftsmanship at Lincoln Cathedral, south west turret

Best Rescue or Repair of a Historic Place of Worship
Brian Cooke for the rescue of All Saints, Leamington Hastings

Best Rescue of Any Other Type of Historic Building or Site
Inayat Omarji for the rescue of All Souls' Church, Bolton

Winner of the Historic England Followers' and Telegraph Readers' Favourite
Oldland Mill Trust Volunteers for the rescue of Oldland Windmill, Hassocks

Winners of the Angel Awards in 2014 image gallery

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  • Howsham Mill covered by vegetation
  • Man working a Barrel Capital
  • Inside chuirch with fire damage and collapsed roof
  • Chiurch covered in scaffolding and tarpaulin
  • Windmill with bunting on the sails

2013

Best Rescue of a Historic Industrial Building or Site
Malcolm and James Nattrass for Low Slit Mine, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham

Best Craftsmanship on a Heritage Rescue and Winner of the Historic England Followers' and Telegraph Readers' Favourite
The Vivat Trust and Save Hadlow Tower Action Group for Hadlow Tower, Tonbridge, Kent

Best Rescue or Repair of a Historic Place of Worship
St James's Restoration Fund and Parochial Church Council for the Church of St James the Greater, Ab Kettleby, Leicestershire

Best Rescue of Any Other Type of Historic Building or Site
Ivy House Community Pub Limited for The Ivy House Public House, Southwark, London

Winners of the Angel Awards in 2013 image gallery

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  • Low Silt Mine Bouseteams completed
  • Hadlow Tower surrounded by trees
  • Church of St James the Greater with bell tower partially covered by scaffolding
  • Front elevation of public house

2012

Best Rescue of a Historic Industrial Building or Site
Max Sinclair for The Droitwich Canals

Best Craftsmanship on a Heritage Rescue
Station Developments for Tynemouth Station

Best Rescue or Repair of a Historic Place of Worship
Pauline Burckitt and Simon Peasley for St Mary's in West Somerton

Best Rescue of Any Other Type of Historic Building or Site
Cockermouth Shopfront Steering Group for Cockermouth Main Street, Cumbria

Winner of the Historic England Followers' and Telegraph Readers' Favourite
Russell Savory, Friends of Stow Maries Aerodrome for Stow Maries World War I Airfield

Winners of the Angel Awards in 2012 image gallery

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  • Stone shaping tutor with volunteers
  • Tynemouth Station after restoration
  • Church with round clock tower
  • Montage of improved shopfronts
  • First World War ambulance

2011

Best Rescue of a Historic Industrial Building or Site
The Friends of Pleasley Pit for rescuing Pleasley Colliery, Mansfield

Best Craftsmanship on a Heritage Rescue
Graham A. Forge, for works to The Smythe Barn, Westenhanger 

Best Rescue or Repair of a Historic Place of Worship
Left Bank Leeds, for rescuing the former Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Leeds 

Best Rescue of Any Other Type of Historic Building or Site
Joint winners:
St Stephen's Restoration and Preservation Trust, for the rescue of St Stephen's, Rosslyn Hill;
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust and Bristol City council for the rescue of Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol

Winner of the Historic England Followers' and Telegraph Readers' Favourite
The National Trust in partnership with City of Bath College and Nimbus Conservation Ltd. for the craftsmanship employed on the rescue of Tyntesfield Orangery, North Somerset

Winners of the Angel Awards in 2011 image gallery

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  • Pleasley Colliery
  • Roof beams inside barn
  • Front facade of former church
  • Inside church
  • Arnos Vale Cemetery
  • People working stone
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