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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.

Small Heath Public Baths & Library

West Midlands Group 2017 Conservation Award winner announced

Saturday 10 February: The winner of the Victorian Society’s 2017 Birmingham & West Midlands Conservation Award has been named as the former Green Lane Public Library and Baths, now the Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre.

Griff Rhys Jones

Griff Rhys Jones appointed President of the Victorian Society

Tuesday 6 February: The Victorian Society is delighted to announce the appointment of Griff Rhys Jones as its new President.

Kennington gasholders new and old

Save our gasholders! Iconic skyline at The Oval at risk of being lost

Friday 2 February: A trio of gasholders best known for providing the backdrop to The Oval cricket ground are at risk from a new planning application.

Bath Abbey exterior

Not over yet: Victorian Society appeals against Bath Abbey judgement

Thursday 11 January: The Victorian Society have applied for leave to appeal against the recent judgement in favour of removing the nave pews from Bath Abbey.

Bath Abbey landscape

Defeat for Bath’s heritage as Abbey pew removal is permitted

Friday 15 December: The Chancellor of the Diocese of Bath and Wells has granted permission for Bath Abbey to permanently remove its fine nave pews, despite opposition from the Victorian Society.

Hovis Mill, Macclesfield

Victorian Society Christmas Membership Offer

Monday 4 December: Get 14 months membership for the price of 12!

Chancel at St Botolph's in Longthorpe

Grade I St Botolph’s to keep chancel fixtures following heritage battle

Monday 27 November: Much of the Victorian interiors of the chancel of St Botolph’s Church in Longthorpe are to be retained following a protracted legal battle between the parish and The Victorian Society.

Tudno Castle Hotel

Irresponsible development razes Tudno Castle Hotel

Friday 3 November: The Grade II-listed Tudno Castle Hotel in Llandudno is set to be completely demolished after botched planning has left it structurally unstable.

Bath Abbey hearing

Fight for Bath Abbey pews culminates in Consistory Court hearing

Wednesday 4 October: The Consistory Court hearing concerning the permanent removal of Bath Abbey’s pews will commence today.

Lyndhurst Park Hotel

Save Conan Doyle’s last building from demolition

Thursday 21 September: The only surviving building designed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle could be demolished for new residential units if a planning application gets consent.

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