Victorian and Edwardian buildings are irreplaceable, cherished, diverse, beautiful, familiar and part of our everyday life. The Victorian Society fights for these buildings. Read about what we do.
Friday 20 January: A Grade II-listed Victorian painting studio in Southwark is threatened by proposals to turn it into luxury flats. Southwark council approved the controversial plans last month, despite the building’s listed status.
Monday 16 January: The Harris Museum, one of Preston’s most important buildings, could end up with a huge hole smashed into its base as part of controversial new refurbishment plans.
Wednesday 11 January: Maison Dieu, also known as Dover Town Hall, has today been upgraded from Grade II* to Grade I listing on Historic England’s recommendation.
Tuesday 10 January: Reading University has officially dropped its plans to demolish St Patrick’s Hall, some of its oldest student accommodation and a historic building used to house Royal Air Corps cadets during the First World War.
Friday 6 January: The Victorian Society is appealing to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, to call-in the controversial Paddington Cube application to be decided via an independent public inquiry.
Thursday 15 December: Buy now and receive nearly 3 months membership for free!
Thursday 8 December: The Victorian Society has objected strongly to the approved total demolition of the former Scarborough Conservative Club on Huntriss Row.
Monday 14 November: The Victorian Society calls on Westminster City Council to reject demolition of
former Royal Mail sorting and delivery office to make way for Renzo Piano’s ‘Paddington Cube’
Friday 23 September: The Society has objected to plans to build over the courtyard to the front of the surviving Eldon Grove Labourers’ Dwellings in Liverpool
Wednesday 14 September: All the buildings in the Top Ten are in real risk of being lost if action is not taken in the immediate future