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First major book on flamboyant Edwardian architect Edwin Rickards published

Edwin Rickards by Timothy Brittain-Catlin is the latest in the Victorian Society’s monograph series on Victorian and Edwardian architects.

Watch the Public Meeting with Griff Rhys Jones to Save Liverpool Street Station


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.

Decision on Bishopsgate Bathhouse proves City of London needs to step up its heritage protection


Despite 366 objections the City of London has given permission to cantilever over a gem-like, much loved, Grade II-listed building.

Griff Rhys Jones to host Save Liverpool Street Station Public Meeting 21 November 2023

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.

How do I object to the plans to partially demolish Liverpool Street Station?

We have prepared this guide to help anyone who wishes to write an objection to the plans to partially demolish Liverpool Street Station.

Griff Rhys Jones calls for public donations to fight Network Rail and Sellar’s planning application which will mean ‘no listed building is safe’

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.

Annual Appeal 2023: Save Liverpool Street Station!

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.

The Society successfully lists elements of Worcester's railway boom


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.

Victorian Society votes to promote sustainable repair and reuse of historic buildings


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.

Victorian Society identify Norfolk lodge by architect Anthony Salvin and secure its listing


The Lodge, Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk now listed at Grade II

Nominations for The Victorian Society’s Top 10 Endangered Buildings list 2024 are now open!


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.

The Victorian Society urges Government to ensure Reading Gaol’s sale allows public access to important part of the UK’s queer history


“something was dead in each of us, and what was dead was hope.” Oscar Wilde The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Could you be our next Chair of the Board of Trustees?

This is a great opportunity for a talented individual who is enthusiastic about Victorian and Edwardian architecture

​Government commits to consult on making it harder to demolish locally important buildings after the loss of ‘Crooked House’


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.

Hornblotton House in Somerset is successfully listed


We are absolutely delighted that Hornblotton House in Somerset has been listed at Grade II.

Would you like to organise events for the Victorian Society?


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.

Network Rail urged not to demolish rare surviving Victorian ticket office in Northumberland


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.

Victorian Society’s online talk series explores what can be learnt from 19th Century railways and their legacy today

Railway Architecture and Society in the Victorian Age - The Victorian Society’s Online Autumn Talk Series 2023

25 October – 6 December 2023

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