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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.

Accrington cc fire

Nominate 2016’s Top Ten Endangered Buildings

Thursday 5 May: Nominations close Friday 1 July. An updated campaigning guide accompanies this year's search to encourage people to fight for the buildings they are concerned about.

Madeira Terrace Brighton

Society responds to latest plans for Brighton’s Madeira Terrace

Thursday 9 June: A new full structural survey from a conservation accredited structural engineer still required.


Mayor of London should ‘call in’ Foyles demolition

Wednesday 8 June: The Victorian Society has asked the Mayor of London to 'call in' the decision to demolish the former Foyles building on London's Charing Cross Road.

Ealing Broadway

Secretary of State ‘calls-in’ damaging Ealing conservation area plans

Wednesday 25 May: The Victorian Society took the unusual step of requesting a call in as it considered Ealing Council’s approval of the plans could set a precedent which would threaten conservation areas nationwide

Jane Fawcett

Jane Fawcett, pioneering Victorian Society Secretary, has died

Monday 23 May: The Society’s condolences go out to her family.

Madeira Terrace Brighton

Council wrong on Brighton’s Madeira terrace

Monday 23 May: The Morton Partnership, which specialises in works to historic buildings, state that the restoration work is ‘comparatively simple’ with the costs quoted for repairs much higher than should be expected.

Grimsby, Fish Dock Road

Council inaction worse for Grimsby’s image than Sacha Baron Cohen film

Friday 20 May: Sign the petition to get North East Lincolnshire Council to designate a new conservation area to prevent the demolition of internationally important buildings in what was once the largest fishing port in the world.

Hortons estate

Hortons’ Estate presented with Birmingham & West Midlands Group Conservation Award

Tuesday 17 May: Hortons’ Estate presented with inaugural Conservation Award for its work restoring the façade of the Grade II*-listed Grand, on Birmingham’s Colmore Row.

Big Ben clock face

‘Big Ben’ investment welcomed

Tuesday 26 April: Three years of urgent restoration work will be carried out on the Grade I-listed Elizabeth Tower designed by architects Charles Barry and Augustus Welby Pugin. The work includes repainting stonework surrounding the clock faces in the original colours.

Cardiff Coal Exchange

Hotel plan for Cardiff Coal Exchange

Friday 8 April: Developer announces plan for Cardiff's Grade II* Coal Exchange.

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