HTT Committee

The Historic Towns Trust

The Historic Towns Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales, number 1160040) whose stated objectives are:

‘the advancement of education and knowledge through the support and promotion of research into the history and topography of cities and towns in Great Britain and by the dissemination of the results of such research, in particular by the publication of Historic Town Atlases and other maps and related works.’ 

The HTT became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation early in 2015 and fully operational on 1st October 2015 (the start of the new accounting year).  The charity has a new registration number: 1160040.  It has replaced the charity also called the Historic Towns Trust founded in the 1960s (registered charity number 313437), but the former charity still exists as a 'shell' charity, formally linked to the new charity and with the same trustees. The Charitable Incorporated Organisation has a clearer structure of governance, and aims which are slightly different from the old charity's. A Charitable Incorporated Organisation is a new type of charitable organisation which gives charities the benefits of incorporation, while requiring them to report to one regulator only (the Charity Commission). Click here for an explanation of Charitable Incorporated Organisations.

The Historic Towns Trust is governed by a board of trustees which sets the strategic direction of its operations. The day-to-day running of the charity is undertaken by an executive sub-committee which oversees the HTT's current projects.

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Volume editors

The editors of the volumes in preparation are:

Winchester:  Profs Martin Biddle and Derek Keene

Oxford: Alan Crossley and Julian Munby

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Annual Report and Accounts

The annual report of the Historic Towns Trust and its accounts are available here (as a PDF).

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Contact us

The Historic Towns Trust can be contacted by e-mail

or write to:

The Historic Towns Trust, 4 Ferry Road, Marston, Oxford, OX3 0ET  United Kingdom