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Dover Town Hall upgraded to Grade I listing

Wednesday 11 January: Maison Dieu, also known as Dover Town Hall, has today been upgraded from Grade II* to Grade I listing on Historic England’s recommendation.

St Patrick’s Hall saved from demolition

Tuesday 10 January: Reading University has officially dropped its plans to demolish St Patrick’s Hall, some of its oldest student accommodation and a historic building used to house Royal Air Corps cadets during the First World War.

Stop Paddington Cube: our call-in to the Secretary of State

Friday 6 January: The Victorian Society is appealing to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, to call-in the controversial Paddington Cube application to be decided via an independent public inquiry.

Victorian Society Christmas gift membership offer

Thursday 15 December 2016: Buy now and receive nearly 3 months membership for free!

Scarborough Council approves demolition of former Conservative Club despite heritage opposition

Thursday 8 December 2016: The Victorian Society has objected strongly to the approved total demolition of the former Scarborough Conservative Club on Huntriss Row.

Former Royal Mail sorting office threatened with demolition to make way for Paddington Cube

Monday 14 November 2016: The Victorian Society calls on Westminster City Council to reject demolition of
former Royal Mail sorting and delivery office to make way for Renzo Piano’s ‘Paddington Cube’

Plan to build in courtyard of listed Liverpool social housing opposed

Friday 23 September 2016: The Society has objected to plans to build over the courtyard to the front of the surviving Eldon Grove Labourers’ Dwellings in Liverpool

Top Ten endangered buildings list highlights neglect outside South East

Wednesday 14 September 2016: All the buildings in the Top Ten are in real risk of being lost if action is not taken in the immediate future

Barnstaple’s Oliver Buildings on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Former Arts & Crafts furniture factory's owner urged to act to avoid further decay after rejecting local building preservation trust offer

St Paul’s Church, Chester on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Grade II* church on the banks of the Dee with stunning interior and stained glass in process of closing while slowly deteriorating

Grimsby mill tower on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Action needed to secure future of silo tower at Victoria Mills

Wigan cotton mill on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Rylands Mill which has been lying derelict since the early 2000s now needs a new owner to secure its future

St Joseph’s Seminary near Wigan on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: St Joseph's Seminary in Upholland, Lancashire needs new purpose to avoid decaying further

Preston’s Mount Street Hospital on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Sensitive plans urgently needed for Preston's former orphanage for destitute girls and later convalescent home

Stafford’s Old Library on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Stafford Borough Council urged to consider compulsory purchase and transfer to the community group to reopen the building as a multi-purpose arts/cultural hub

Wakefield’s Clayton Hospital on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Wakefield Grammar School Foundation which owns buildings around Clayton Hospital urged to withdraw planning application for total demolition of the hospital and to reuse fine hospital building

Philip Webb’s Red Barns in Redcar on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: Former home of pioneering Victorian explorer Gertrude Bell at risk after developer's plans for housing stall

Cardiff’s old Bute Road Station on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September 2016: The Society hopes Cardiff Council will work with the owner to develop plans for reusing the Cardiff’s Grade II*-listed old Bute Road Station which was instrumental in the development of modern Cardiff.

Why there are no buildings from London or the South East on Top Ten Endangered Building list

Monday 12 September 2016: The Victorian Society recognises that the region has endangered buildings, but considers that they often have specific reasons why they have not been saved.

Royal Exchange plan endangers City of London’s greatest murals

Thursday 18 August 2016: The Victorian Society is objecting to plans for the Grade I-listed Royal Exchange to insert a new mezzanine directly onto the face of murals which depict scenes from London's history.

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