Award Winners 2011-2017

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

2017 Angel Awards Winners

Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People
Beacon Hill Arts for the project Hidden Histories at Newcastle Castle (Newcastle)

Best Craftsperson or Apprentice on a Heritage Rescue or Repair Project
Kenny Brunskill for the consolidation of the Corbridge bottle kilns (Corbridge, Northumberland)

Best Rescue, Recording or Interpretation of a Historic Place
Nigel Ford for the repair, restoration and reinstatement of milestones across Norfolk (Norfolk)

Best Rescue of a Historic Building
Jointly awarded to:

  • Claire Slattery for the rescue of The Piece Hall (Halifax, West Yorkshire) and
  • Rich Moore and Marc Moore for the rescue of the former White Rock Baths, now Source Park (Hastings, East Sussex)

Historic England Followers' & Telegraph Readers' Favourite Award
Rich Moore and Marc Moore (as above)

Overall Winner
Claire Slattery (as above)

2016 Angel Awards Winners

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

2015 Angel Awards Winners

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

2014 Angel Awards Winners

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

2013 Angel Awards Winners

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

2012 Angel Awards Winners

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

2011 Angel Awards Winners

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

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