A Victorian school in York which the AMS helped to save.
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Historic cow houses complete with stalls.; from one of Dr RW Brunskill's many articles on vernacular architecture in AMS Transactions.
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The AMS is a small charity but one that punches above its weight. If you are interested in historic buildings of all ages and all types, and wish to support a small charity which really does make a difference, please consider joining us. Membership also makes a unique gift for a colleague, friend or relative, or, on a special occasion why not consider life membership?

We also welcome legacies, and donations to our work. Click here to donate* directly without joining, or contact the office (020 7236 3934) if you wish to discuss a legacy.

* Clicking on donate will take you to the secure and free service offered by Charity Choice and the Co-operative Bank which transfers funds to our bank account within 3 days and does not charge us, or you, for doing so.

About Membership

We operate a joint membership scheme with the Friends of Friendless Churches, so for just one subscription you can join both societies which between them:

• campaign for and save historic buildings of all ages and all types

• encourage the study of architectural history and conservation by publishing a volume of Transactions and three Newsletters a year

• organise an annual series of Autumn Events (lectures, or visits)

• hold two AGMs a year in buildings of special architectural interest (which are often not normally open to the public)

• own over 40 historic churches and chapels which they have saved from demolition and decay.

The Benefits of Membership

Members receive an annual 150 page volume of Transactions comprising papers on a wide variety of subjects including: Victorian cemeteries, the church towers of Somerset and brick nogging, plus three Newsletters a year, each Winter / Spring, Summer and Autumn. The Newsletter runs to 60 pages and is packed with news from the AMS, the Friends and the world of architectural conservation. It also provides a thorough review of new attractions, exhibitions, activities, lectures, and publications. As a member you are invited to attend our Autumn Events; a programme of four or five lectures or visits on a particular architectural or historical theme. In addition, the Society's Annual General Meeting takes place in June or July, and is held in a building of historic or architectural significance which is not normally open to the public.

How to Join

To join the Ancient Monuments Society (and the Friends) online simply follow this link.

Or if you prefer you can download a membership form by clicking here (This is a pdf file, which you need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view - if you dont have Adobe you can download it here.) Or contact us and we can email / send you a form in the post.

Complete the membership form, and make out a cheque or postal order for the appropriate subscription (see below), payable to the 'Ancient Monuments Society'. If you are joining someone else as a present, simply complete the form with their name and address, and let us know in a note that you have done this. Send your completed membership form and the appropriate subscription to our address below. On receipt of your completed membership form and subscription we will enroll you (or your friend) as a member, and send you out the latest Newsletter(s) and Transactions.

Subscription Rates

Individual or Institutional Member
Senior Citizen (over 65) / Junior (under 25) / Student Member
Joint Members
Life Member
Senior Life Member
Joint Life Members
OVERSEAS Individual / Institutional Member
OVERSEAS Senior / Junior / Student

As a registered charity we benefit from Gift Aid on subscriptions. Gift Aid Declarations, along with Banker's Order forms (to renew your annual sub) are included with the membership form, and also available from the office.

All who are in sympathy with the Society's aims are invited to join.

AMS is interested in buildings of all ages and all types. - including modern interiors such as this.
Whitley Sunday School, West Midlands. AMS tried, unsuccessfully to get it listed.
Fine medieval stone carving. - AMS defends secular and non-secular historic buildings.
A building under scaffolding. awaiting essential repairs which AMS have advised on.
The roof at Beverley Minster, Yorks.hire -  featured in Volume 44 of AMS Transactions.
A medieval shopfront - featured in our lecture series on 'Shops and Shopping'.

The Ancient Monuments Society is a
Registered Charity No: 209605.

Registered Office:
St Ann's Vestry Hall, 2 Church Entry, London EC4V 5HB
Telephone: 020 7236 3934 - email: office@ancientmonumentssociety.org.uk

The Ancient Monuments Society works in partnership with the Friends of Friendless Churches