988. General purposes of the National Trust.

(ii)     Purposes, Powers and Proceedings of the National Trust

988.     General purposes of the National Trust.

The National Trust1 was established for the purposes of promoting the permanent preservation for the benefit of the nation of land and tenements, including buildings, of beauty or historic interest and, as regards land, for the preservation (so far as practicable) of its natural aspect, features and animal and plant life2. These purposes have since been extended so as to include the promotion of:

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    (1)     the preservation of buildings of national interest or architectural, historic or artistic interest