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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.

Emergency repairs to Swansea’s Palace Theatre

Thursday 8 January: Emergency repair work is expected to begin on Swansea’s historic Palace Theatre which was included in our Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings 2013.

Crane featured in our Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings 2014 to be repaired

Wednesday 7 January: The Victorian Society has welcomed the news that repair work will begin on Cowes' historic hammerhead crane.

Strong objections to Bishopsgate Goodsyard plans

Monday 15 December 2014: The applications would cause substantial harm to the setting of designated heritage assets, including listed buildings and conservation areas. Furthermore, the design of the tall buildings is not of a quality commensurate with the great prominence they would have on London's skyline.

Heritage groups warn that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home may lose its listed status

Sunday 14 December 2014: The Victorian Society, English Heritage and other heritage groups have voiced their objections to the latest plans to turn Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home in Surrey, ‘Undershaw’, into a special school

Victorian Society Christmas gift membership offer

Thursday 11 December 2014: Stuck for gift ideas? Don’t know what to buy someone who has everything? Why not give a gift that will last longer than an entire year – membership of the Victorian Society. Memberships bought now will last until the end of February 2016! That’s nearly three months for free.

Last Christmas for historic Midlands Church?

Thursday 11 December 2014: Redditch’s Headless Cross Church will see just one more Christmas if Redditch Borough Council approves plans to demolish it and replace it with housing. The Victorian Society is urging people to object to the application online or face losing the locally listed landmark forever.

Museum of London’s possible move to Smithfield General Market welcomed in principle

Tuesday 9 December 2014: The Victorian Society has welcomed, in principle, the news that the Museum of London may move into Smithfield General Market.

Birmingham City Council heeds conservation warning

Thursday 20 November 2014: Birmingham City Council has promptly responded to the Victorian Society’s call to appoint a second conservation officer and is now advertising a vacancy.

Manchester Council should press for prompt redevelopment of former fire station

Wednesday 19 November 2014: Manchester Council should work with Britannia Hotels to ensure that the Grade-II*-listed London Road fire station, which has laid largely empty since 1986, is repaired and brought back into use within a strict time frame.

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