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Griff Rhys Jones Launches 2024 Top Ten Endangered Buildings List

The Top Ten Endangered Victorian and Edwardian Buildings list 2024 has been revealed by the Victorian Society’s President The buildings in the Top Ten are nationally important Grade II* and…

Thousands of objections lead to Sellar making changes to their plans for Liverpool Street Station

The Victorian Society has strongly opposed aspects of the scheme, in particular the substantial demolition of parts of the station and the construction of a tall building supported through and…

James Hughes appointed new Director of the Victorian Society

The Victorian Society is very pleased to announce James Hughes as its new Director. Professor Hilary Grainger, Chair of the Society said: ‘The Board of Trustees of the Victorian Society…

Our West Yorkshire Group celebrates it 50th anniversary

On the 24th April 1974 our founder members in West Yorkshire created a regional group of the Victorian Society to champion and protect their local endangered Victorian and Edwardian heritage….

Trelaske Lodge Lewannick in Cornwall now listed

This unspoilt former lodge is now a Grade II-listed building. Photo Copyright: James Emmans and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence CC BY-SA 2.0 DEE We wrote to…

The Victorian Society secures a notably rare success at consistory court

The Society recently received the Judgment from the Chancellor of the Diocese of Winchester, who has refused permission for a substantial extension and sweeping scheme of reordering to the church…

Happy Birthday, George Edmund Street! The Victorian Society celebrates the bicentenary year of architect G.E. Street

This year is the bicentenary of the birth of George Edmund Street (1824 – 1881), the architect of the Royal Courts of Justice. From March to November, the Victorian Society, in association with St James…

The Victorian Society urges Preston Council not to let flats plan for former Park Hotel extension ruin historic views

The Victorian Society has objected to plans to extend the elegant former Park Hotel in Preston with a huge L-shaped, wrap around, extension which is 4-5 stories higher than the…

The Victorian Society encourages people to object to plan to demolish agricultural outbuildings at George Eliot’s childhood farm home

The Victorian Society are calling on the public to oppose the partial demolition of George Eliot’s farmstead. Agricultural buildings associated with the childhood home of the 19th-century writer would be…

The Victorian Society needs a new director

The Victorian Society is a small society which packs a big punch. Established in 1958, it is one of six National Amenity Societies that are statutory consultees on alterations to…

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