The Welsh Georgian Trust was formed in 2011 as a Building Preservation Trust using Architectural Heritage Fund and Charity Commission approved Memorandum and Articles of Association. We are a company limited by guarantee (7705089), a registered charity (1144813) and a member of the Heritage Trust Network.
Our objects are to preserve for the benefit of the people of Wales and the Welsh Marches and of the Nation, the historical, architectural and constructional heritage that may exist in and around Wales and the Welsh Marches in Georgian and Pre-Georgian buildings (including any structure or erection, and any part of a building as so defined) of particular beauty or historical, architectural or constructional interest.
We have an office in Monmouth but cover all of Wales and the Marches, having trustees in North and South Wales and in the Welsh Marches.
The trustees of the Welsh Georgian Trust are:
Andrew Beckett (Chair). Early interest in Georgian buildings led to a degree in History and to being a member of the Georgian Group. He later undertook postgraduate study in architectural history and conservation, and his Masters dissertation on Building Preservation Trusts won the IHBC Gus Astley prize. Andrew is a trained Chartered Accountant and is Managing Director of a UK wide electronics business. He has also been a trustee and treasurer of the UK Association of Preservation Trusts (APT).
Michael Tree, formerly conservation and policy advisor to the Crown Estate, rescued Trevor Hall in Denbighshire from dereliction and has recently finished restoring Hendre House in Gwynedd, which won a prestigious Georgian Group award in 2014; he has a special interest in the preservation of Georgian buildings and landscapes in Wales and was until recently Chairman of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust. He also recently sat on CADW’s Historic Buildings Advisory Council.
Richard Keen has had a long history within the Welsh conservation movement and worked for the National Trust in Wales for many years. He has served on the Historic Buildings Council for Wales (as Chair from 2004 to 2010), The Ancient Monuments Board for Wales, The Heritage Lottery Fund (Wales), ICOMOS UK World Heritage Committee and on the committee for the Welsh Heritage Schools initiative. He is currently Wales trustee for the Architectural Heritage Fund and was Chair of APT/HTN Wales.