Since 1969 the aims of the Cornish Buildings Group have been to stimulate interest, appreciation and knowledge of good building in Cornwall, and to encourage the erection, protection, repair and recording of such buildings.

Like any amenities group, we depend on numbers, strength and support of our membership, who provide the force and knowledge that have made us effective for over fifty years.

We encourage the protection and repair of historic buildings whether these are listed buildings or simply good examples of traditional building. We aim to encourage good architecture and to raise the general standard of building throughout the county. We hope that our generation may leave behind it buildings which will be looked back on with that same pleasure and enjoyment that we experience when we look at the architecture of past ages.



The Council of the CBG is looking to recruit two new Council members to handle membership, and editing and production of the Group’s periodic newsletters. Descriptions of the roles are as follows:

Membership Officer

Working as a member of the CBG Council to manage the Group’s membership affairs, including:

· Receiving membership application forms and ensuring that applicants are properly recorded as members and receive their new member packs.

· Liaising with the Treasurer to ensure that all members pay their subscriptions each year.

· Maintaining the Group’s membership records, including dealing with changes to membership details.

· Reporting membership numbers quarterly to the CBG Council.

· Working with the rest of Council to encourage people to join the Group and to recruit new members.

PR and Marketing Officer

Working as a member of the CBG Council to manage the Group’s PR and marketing, including:

· Identifying and exploiting opportunities to promote the Group and its objectives, liaising with the social media officer to promulgate PR and marketing material.

· Managing the production of the Group’s periodic printed newsletters, including gathering articles and notices, editing the newsletter, arranging printing and distribution.

· Producing occasional press releases relating to Group initiatives such as the Annual Buildings Awards and periodic Buildings at Risk updates, liaising with relevant Council members responsible for these areas.

The roles are voluntary and unpaid. If you are interested in applying for either please email us at CBGenquiries@gmail.com, setting out your interest and explain briefly why you believe that you have the necessary skills and experience to do the job.


The CBG Awards presentations for 2021 and 2020 took place at Kresen Kernow on Tuesday 9 November. We were delighted to be able to welcome representatives from all of the buildings that received awards and commendations. The Cornwall Mining World Heritage Site Awards were presented at the same time. Here are a few photos of the presentations, and full details of the winners and commendations are on the Awards page of our website. A detailed summary of this year's recipients can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Left to right: Win Scutt and Georgia Butters from English Heritage receive their CBG 2021 award for the new bridge at Tintagel; Atelier 3 received a 2021 award for Headland in Polruan; Chris Hibbert and Rolfe Kentish receive their award for the restoration of Anchor Studio, Newlyn, which won the 2021 Jenny Gason Award.


The Cornish Buildings Group are leading a three-year Historic England/ Cornwall Heritage Trust grant funded project to identify and campaign for Cornish buildings at risk. The Group has maintained a register for buildings at risk since 2014, but this has been done with volunteer support only. This funding upports a case officer who has dedicated time to champion buildings at risk in the county.

The aim of this project is to identify and monitor buildings at risk and seek solutions for neglected, redundant or derelict listed buildings.

All project news will be communicated through a new BLOG. This will record all of the updates, news, photos and more to do with the project. Please do sign up to it; this will allow you to be notified when new content is added. There is no mailing list so this is the best way to stay up to date.

There is also an updated Buildings at Risk section on this website and a dedicated project page. The main updates will occur through the blog and social media.

A Visit to St Tudy

25 September 2021

Thank you to everyone who came along to our first live event since February 2020 - A Visit to St Tudy was well attended and it was great to see faces familiar and new.

We are currently in the process of arranging our 2022 programme of visits, and hope that those arranged for 2020 will be able to be rescheduled. Members will receive notification of this in the enews, and details will also be posted on here and on social media. Members attend all of our visits for FREE, but we are now asking that non-members pay a small fee of £5. An incentive to join!