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Award Winners 2011-2015

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

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
Watch a film about the rescue of St Mary's Church and the runners up in this category

Best Rescue of a Historic Industrial Building or Site
Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust for the rescue of Blackfell Hauler House
Watch a film about the rescue of Blackfell Hauler House and the runners up in this category

Best Craftsmanship on a Heritage Rescue
Emma Dawson for the craftsmanship employed on several rescue sites
Watch a film about Emma Dawson and the runners up in this category

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
Watch a film about the rescue of St Giles House and Park and the runners up in this category

Winner of the Historic England Followers' and Telegraph Readers' Favourite
Birmingham Conservation Trust for the rescue of Newman Brothers Coffin Works
Watch a film about the rescue of Newman Brothers Coffin Works and the runners up in the Historic Industrial Site category

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
Watch the film about Howsham Mill and the runners up in this category

Best Craftsmanship on a Heritage Rescue
Adam Wilcockson for craftsmanship at Lincoln Cathedral, south west turret
Watch the film about Adam Wilcockson and the runners up in this category

Best Rescue or Repair of a Historic Place of Worship
Brian Cooke for the rescue of All Saints, Leamington Hastings
Watch the film about All Saints Church and the runners up in this category

Best Rescue of Any Other Type of Historic Building or Site
Inayat Omarji for the rescue of All Souls' Church, Bolton
Watch the film about All Souls' Church and the runners up in this category

Winner of the Historic England Followers' and Telegraph Readers' Favourite
Oldland Mill Trust Volunteers for the rescue of Oldland Windmill, Hassocks
Watch the film about Oldland Windmill and the runners up in the Historic Industrial Building category

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
Watch the film about Low Slit Mine and the runners up in this category

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
Watch the film about Hadlow Tower and the runners up in the Best Craftsmanship Category

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
Watch the film about the Church of St James the Greater and the runners up in this category

Best Rescue of Any Other Type of Historic Building or Site
Ivy House Community Pub Limited for The Ivy House Public House, Southwark, London
Watch the film about The Ivy House Public House and the runners up in this category

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
Watch the film of Droitwich Canals and the runners up in this category

Best Craftsmanship on a Heritage Rescue
Station Developments for Tynemouth Station
Watch the film of Tynemouth Station and the runners up in this category

Best Rescue or Repair of a Historic Place of Worship
Pauline Burckitt and Simon Peasley for St Mary's in West Somerton
Watch the film of St Mary's and the runners up in this category

Best Rescue of Any Other Type of Historic Building or Site
Cockermouth Shopfront Steering Group for Cockermouth Main Street, Cumbria
Watch the film of Cockermouth Main Street and the runners up in this category

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
Watch the film of Pleasley Colliery and the runners up in this category

Best Craftsmanship on a Heritage Rescue
Graham A. Forge, for works to The Smythe Barn, Westenhanger
Watch the film of the Smythe Barn and runners up in this category

Best Rescue or Repair of a Historic Place of Worship
Left Bank Leeds, for rescuing the former Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Leeds
Watch the film of St Margaret's and the runners up in this category

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
Watch the film of St Stephen's and Arnos Vale with the runners up in this category

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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