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We are the only charity dedicated to to fighting to protect England and Wales’s Victorian and Edwardian heritage from demolition or careless alteration. Our efforts to promote the sensitive reuse of historic buildings secures much lower carbon emissions than demolition and rebuild - helping tackle the climate emergency and the UK to meet its legally binding net zero targets. Your membership is vital to achieving our mission. Join us today.

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Book your place now for our online talk series: Building the Victorian and Edwardian terraced house

We are happy to announce that our online talk series, ‘Building the Victorian and Edwardian terraced house’ will begin on the 2nd November 2021. Get the 6 events in the series for the price of 5 or book individually.

Want to save a threatened historic building? Nominate it for our top ten endangered list 2021

The Victorian Society is seeking nominations for its 2021 Top Ten Endangered Buildings Campaign.

The annual event highlights buildings that are in dire need of repairs or are at risk of being lost completely.

Victorian Society and Georgian Group unite to oppose demolition of listed buildings which tell the story of Manchester’s past


The Victorian Society and The Georgian Group have joined forces to campaign against the partial demolition of grade II listed buildings at 47 Piccadilly - an extremely rare survival illustrating Manchester’s development. 47 Piccadilly was built as a house in 1776 but in the 19th century was converted to commercial use by the Midlands Railway Company, which added a warehouse to the existing townhouse during its time at the premises from 1878 to the late 1910s. In the later 20th century, the buildings were used as shops and beauty salons, but for decades have been left to decay.

Victorian Society saddened by the loss of Liverpool’s World Heritage status


The Victorian Society is disappointed to learn of UNESCO’s decision to remove the World Heritage Status of Liverpool’s docks in their latest session on the 20th July 2021.The decision erodes the UK’s reputation for being world leaders on heritage protection.

Victorian Society calls for better protection of UK's World Heritage sites


The Victorian Society is urging the Government to better protect our World Heritage Sites (WHS) following UNESCO’s recommendation to remove Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City from the list of World Heritage Sites. The Government should urgently assure UNESCO of plans to better protect world heritage, and Liverpool in particular, before a final decision on the future of the world heritage site is made in the next few weeks.

Victorian Society listing success for lodge and gateway in park associated with David Bowie


The lodge and gateway to Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham, have been granted Grade II listed status following a Victorian Society listing application. The gate lodge and gateway join the park’s listed ‘David Bowie’ Bandstand to form a fine late Victorian ensemble.

2021 AGM


Due to Covid, the Victorian Society’s 2021 AGM will take place on Zoom at 2pm on Friday 20th August 2021.

Council urged not to destroy last pub on historic ‘golden mile’


The Victorian Society’s listing application for The Old Windmill pub in Birmingham was rejected on the 21st of May. This leaves the pub, the last on the historic Dudley Road, at risk of demolition despite a recent notification of demolition being withdrawn.

Victorian Society urges Kinmel Hall’s new buyer to carry out critical repairs


The Victorian Society welcomes the sale of Kinmel Hall from Acer Properties Ltd at auction last week for £950,000. Rumors on Twitter suggest that a local family has bought the property.

South Cambridgeshire District Council urged to stop Hotel Felix demolition


The Victorian Society urges South Cambridgeshire District Council to refuse plans to demolish a large house built in 1850 used until recently as Hotel Felix.

Victorian Society saves country house delisted by accident from demolition


After an apparent error by Historic England led to the delisting of Carham Hall the Victorian Society has successfully secured its relisting to end demolition plans. We are very grateful for the help of Matthew Wood who also submitted his own listing application and provided research to support ours.

Victorian Society’s Birmingham & West Midlands Group commend restoration of Victorian school saved from demolition

The Victorian Society’s Birmingham and West Midland’s group announce their annual Conservation Award...

Crunch time for rotting ‘Versailles of Wales’ as Victorian Society urges suitable buyers to come forward


The Victorian Society urges Grade I-listed Kinmel Hall’s owners, Acer Properties Ltd BVI to work with Conwy Council to find a suitable buyer and prevent the historic mansion from falling further into ruin.

Fight to save building designed by Sherlock Holmes author reflecting his spiritualist beliefs


The Victorian Society is fighting to stop the partial demolition of the only known surviving example of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s solo architectural design and perhaps the only building incorporating spiritualist ideas into bricks and mortar.

Victorian Society urges Secretary of State to prevent harm to some of London’s most important Victorian buildings

Camden Council have recently approved plans to demolish the low-rise 1930s Belgrove House, and replace it with a 5-part 10 storey building, harming the setting of the Grade I-listed St Pancras.