Mary Jennifer Jenkins

Dame Jennifer Jenkins has had long-standing involvement in the conservation of buildings and landscape.

As Chairman of the Historic Buildings Council for England from 1975 to 1984, she helped to organise the recording of parks and gardens which led to the publication of the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England in 1984.

Lady Jenkins was Chairman of the National Trust from 1986 to 1990, and has been President of the Ancient Monuments Society since 1985.

She was awarded DBE in 1985.