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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.

Bath Abbey pews

Save Bath Abbey’s exceptional Victorian interior!

Tuesday 21 February: Grade I-listed Bath Abbey has put forward proposals to remove historic Victorian pews designed by the famous architect Sir George Gilbert Scott from the abbey.

The Ralph Abercromby pub

Footballers’ towers spell disaster for Manchester’s heritage

Monday 20 February: The latest in the St Michael's development has sent shock waves through the heritage sector.

The Dudley Fountain

West Midlands Group 2016 Conservation Award Winner announced

Saturday 11 February: The winner of the Victorian Society’s 2016 Birmingham & West Midlands Conservation Award has been named as the Dudley Fountain.

Bushell's Building, Liverpool

Historic Bushell’s building set for demolition to save loss of 6 parking spaces

Thursday 26 January: Bushell’s Building in Liverpool has been earmarked for demolition for the Mersey Fire & Rescue Service to erect a new steel training tower.

Hawker's Studio

Historic Harker’s Painting Studio must be saved!

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.

Harris Museum

Harris Museum in danger of mutilation

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.

Dover Town Hall © Hajotthu/WikiCommons

Dover Town Hall upgraded to Grade I listing

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.

Reading University's St Patrick's Hall, inside quad right

St Patrick’s Hall saved from demolition

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.

Paddington Call-In

Stop Paddington Cube: our call-in to the Secretary of State

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.

Christmas Membership Offer

Victorian Society Christmas gift membership offer

Thursday 15 December: Buy now and receive nearly 3 months membership for free!

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