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Saving buildings

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.

Former Longwater Pumping Station, Marsh Lane

Race against time to save historic pumping station

Thursday 4 May: A 19th century pumping station in Northumberland Park is faced with demolition to make way for more bus parking.

Redcar Red Barns

Nominate 2017’s Top Ten Endangered Buildings

Wednesday 3 May: Do you know a Victorian building you feel is under threat? Is there something you wish you could do to help secure its future? Nominations are now open for The Victorian Society’s Top 10 Endangered Buildings 2017.

The Ambassadors Theatre

Brutal ‘gutting’ plans for West End theatre must be halted

Thursday 6 April: The fate of the Ambassadors Theatre, one of the smallest and most charming theatres in the West End, hangs in the balance following the submission by theatre-giants Delfont Mackintosh of an application for near-total demolition.

St Botolph's Longthorpe

Why we object to proposed reordering of listed Longthorpe church

Tuesday 4 April: The Victorian Society are objecting to the proposals put forward by the Church of St Botolph in Longthorpe, Peterborough, for an extensive reordering. Find out what they propose and why we stand by our objections.

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.

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