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King’s College London plans to demolish Strand buildings

Tuesday 14 April: The Society argues that the ‘damaging’ plan will lead to a ‘blander’ London without creating enough space to provide a long-term solution to the College’s desire to expand.

Saving Cornwall’s heritage brought into election debate

Friday 10 April: The Victorian Society has written to those standing for election as St Austell and Newquay’s next MP asking them to sign its petition calling on Cornwall Council to save the Old Rectory, St Columb Major.

Council plans to demolish pier while locals wait for lottery funding

Thursday 2 April: Conwy Council plans to demolish the majority of the listed Colwyn Bay pier.

Great news for Manchester’s Ancoats Dispensary

Wednesday 1 April: The Victorian Society welcomes the news that work can start on the grade II-listed Ancoats Dispensary after £28,000 was given by a mystery donor.

EW Godwin building demolished in Bristol

Friday 27 March: The Homes and Community Agency has demolished an EW Godwin Building in Britsol

Piccadilly’s listed porter’s rest stolen?

Friday 27 March: A Grade II-listed ‘porter’s rest’ has disappeared from the streets of London’s busy west end.

Giant corporation wants to bulldoze Victorian country house for a car park

Friday 27 March: Multinational company, Syngenta, has submitted plans to demolish a Victorian country house, Dalton Grange.

Victorian Society welcomes idea of Museum of London move to Smithfield General Market

Friday 27 March: The Victorian Society has welcomed, in principle, the Museum of London’s ambition to move into Smithfield General Market by 2021.

Mayor must save one of famous Bristol architect’s last remaining works from demolition

Wednesday 18 March: The Victorian Society is calling on the Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, to step in to save the former Avon Ambulance Service headquarters in the Old Market Bristol was designed by the eminent Bristol architect, E W Godwin.

Cornwall Council petitioned to save Victorian architectural gem

Thursday 12 March: The Victorian Society has today launched a petition urging Cornwall Council to ensure that this irreplaceable Cornish architectural gem is saved.

Palace of Westminster cost fears cloud judgement

Wednesday 4 March: The Victorian Society argues that the issues should be coolly considered after the next election.

David Hockney school demolition is ‘tip of the iceberg’

Wednesday 4 March: The Victorian Society has warned that the demolition of the former school of the internationally famous artist David Hockney illustrates a wider trend of demolition of Victorian and Edwardian school buildings across the country.

Bishopsgate Goodsyard plans need ‘serious’ rethink

Friday 20 February: The Victorian Society stresses that any revised designs should seriously address the concerns raised by objectors and not just tinker at the edges of the existing design.

Victorian Society launches Birmingham & West Midlands conservation award

Thursday 12 February: The award is intended to draw attention to the high quality conservation work done by architects and other groups across the region.

You can now donate to the Victorian Society via text message

Monday 9 February: Simply text VICT00 followed by either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.

Disappointment as ‘damaging’ plans for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home approved

Thursday 5 February: The Victorian Society has expressed its disappointment over Waverley Borough Council’s decision to approve controversial plans to turn Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home,‘Undershaw’, into a special school

Victorian Society to feature on next week’s Inside Out London

Wednesday 4 February: Tune in to Inside Out London on BBC One at 7.30pm on 9th February 2015 to hear our Director, Christopher Costelloe, discussing the Euston Arch.

Revised plans for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home opposed

Tuesday 3 February: The Victorian Society is continuing to strongly oppose plans to turn Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home,‘Undershaw’, into a special school – despite some modifications to the plans.

Church prevented from destroying its own font

Wednesday 28 January: A Church of England court has clarified that old church fonts do not need to be buried when they are replaced.

‘London’s best visual joke’ threatened by developers

Tuesday 13 January: The Victorian Society is urging the public to sign a petition asking Tower Hamlets Council to locally list Spiegelhalter's in Whitechapel.

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