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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.

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!

Scarborough Conservative Club

Scarborough Council approves demolition of former Conservative Club despite heritage opposition

Thursday 8 December: The Victorian Society has objected strongly to the approved total demolition of the former Scarborough Conservative Club on Huntriss Row.

Paddington Sorting Office

Former Royal Mail sorting office threatened with demolition to make way for Paddington Cube

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’

Eldon Grove 2

Plan to build in courtyard of listed Liverpool social housing opposed

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

Preston Mount Street Hospital 2

Top Ten endangered buildings list highlights neglect outside South East

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

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