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Edwin Rickards by Timothy Brittain-Catlin is the latest in the Victorian Society’s monograph series on Victorian and Edwardian architects.
Griff Rhys Jones OBE, the President of LISSCA and the Victorian Society, is urging the public to fight the scheme that developer Sellar and Network Rail have proposed for Liverpool Street Station. Griff hosted the free public meeting about the proposed development on 21st November 2023 at the Bishopsgate Institute in London, close to the Grade II-listed station and the Grade II*-listed former Great Eastern Hotel that will both be harmed if the proposal goes ahead. Watch the Save Liverpool Street Station Public Meeting on YouTube here.
Despite 366 objections the City of London has given permission to cantilever over a gem-like, much loved, Grade II-listed building.
The President of the Victorian Society and the LISSCA Campaign to Save Liverpool Street Station will be hosting a free public meeting at Bishopsgate Institute on Tuesday 21st November at 6pm. Hear how we can stop the partial demolition of the station and prevent a huge tower being cantilevered through and over the Grade II* hotel.
We have prepared this guide to help anyone who wishes to write an objection to the plans to partially demolish Liverpool Street Station.
The controversial planning application for the partial demolition of listed Liverpool Street Station to build a tower through and over the Grade II* former Great Eastern Hotel has now been published after many months of delay.
As many of you will know by now, Liverpool Street Station and the grade II* former Great Eastern Hotel, face a grave threat. Network Rail and Sellar, the property developer behind the Shard, are proposing a 21-story tower that requires the partial demolition of the station and would cantilever over the grade II* Great Eastern Hotel.
Opened in 1852, Shrub Hill Station in Worcester served as a joint station for the Midland and Great Western Railways, quickly becoming the focal point for a bustling railway district east of the city centre. This district included locomotive works, goods yards, wagon repair sheds, industrial facilities, branch lines, and sidings, establishing Worcester as a significant railway hub in the 19th century.
The Right Worshipful Mayor of Bath Councillor Dine Romero welcomed Victorian Society Chair Professor Hilary Grainger, Director Joe O’Donnell and Victorian Society members to Bath at Grade II-listed Elim Church where the Society held its 2023 AGM.
The Victorian Society is asking the public to nominate threatened Victorian and Edwardian buildings for their list of Top 10 Endangered Buildings to be announced in 2024.
“something was dead in each of us, and what was dead was hope.” Oscar Wilde The Ballad of Reading Gaol
The Government has committed to consulting on requiring planning permission to demolish unlisted buildings. Currently most unlisted buildings outside a conservation area can be demolished without planning permission. The move comes in the wake of the controversial demolition of the ‘crooked house’ pub which highlighted the vulnerability of unlisted buildings- irrespective of how loved by local communities they are.
Do you love visiting Victorian and Edwardian heritage or hearing talks about it? Would you like to organise visits to places the public don’t ordinarily get to see? If so, the Victorian Society Events Committee is the place for you.
At a time when the RMT union and rail users are campaigning to retain ticket offices across the UK, Northumberland County Council has approved plans to demolish a historic survivor from the days of steam.
Railway Architecture and Society in the Victorian Age - The Victorian Society’s Online Autumn Talk Series 2023
25 October – 6 December 2023