Cambridge Preservation Society

Cambridge Preservation Society

Charity information

Cambridge Preservation Society

The Mission of the Society is to represent the interests of the people of Cambridge and the surrounding villages by working to celebrate and enhance the historic, cultural and social ambience that makes Cambridge so special, and by improving the appreciation, education and enjoyment by the public of the historic sites and green open spaces in its care.

The Society owns and looks after two large green spaces on the edge of the City: Wandlebury Country Park, with the remains of an Iron Age hill fort, historical associations with the Godolphin family and horseracing and 110 acres of beautiful woods and chalk grassland on the Gog Magog Hills, and the newly established Coton Countryside Reserve to the west of the City: a working farm of over 300 acres, with an extensive network of permissive footpaths, picnic meadows views over the historic Cambridge skyline, and new habitats for wildlife. Historic buildings in the Society's care include the 12th century Leper Chapel in Cambridge, Bourn Post Mill (a Scheduled Ancient Monument) and the 17th Century Hinxton Watermill.

The Society also acts as a 'planning watchdog' - promoting careful planning and good urban design. Our vision is for the continued social and economic growth and prosperity of Cambridge and the surrounding villages and countryside, based on sustainable forms of development that give priority to protecting the historic, natural and cultural ambience of the City, and to enhancing the quality of life of all its citizens.

Founded 1928

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    Help us restore a handsome 18th century garden wall in the heart of Wandlebury Country Par... More