Ferguson's Gang
This official website was created by relatives of
Ferguson's Gang with the support of the National Trust 
 

Ferguson's Gang
 
and the National Trust 

shalford mill Guildford Surrey- national trust property saved by Fergusons Gang

National Trust Properties and Places saved by Ferguson's Gang

Newtown Old Town Hall, Isle of Wight National Trust property saved by Fergusons Gang

It was 1927, the conservation movement was young, and the National Trust membership was only 1,700. That year, their appeal to save Stonehenge raised £35,000 and ensured its protection. Ferguson's Gang wanted to be part of that movement and played a crucial role in putting the National Trust on the map. For the next two decades, their theatrical stunts were reported in the national newspapers and created a popular following. National Trust membership grew hugely as did the number of properties and places they protected.
 
Ferguson's Gang endowed three rural buildings and significant tracts of Cornish coastline to the National Trust as well as supporting other campaigns across Britain:
Clockwise from Top Left:
Shalford Mill, Guildford, Surrey in 1932;
Newtown Old Town Hall, on the Isle of Wight in 1934;
Priory Cottages, Steventon, Oxfordshire 1938-46;
Mayon and Trevescan cliffs, near Land's End, Sennen, Cornwall 1935.
 
 
Click on the images for details of how to visit.
Please note that these properties have seasonal opening times
Open March - November.
 
They are kept in perpetuity for us by the National Trust thanks to Ferguson's Gang.
 

Ferguson's Gang saved Mayon Cliffs, Land's End and the Irish Lady in Sennen Cornwall
National Trust's Priory Cottages in Oxfordshire saved by Ferguson's Gang