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For Sale! Two rare Voysey chairs

The Victorian Society is selling two rare Voysey chairs through Wooley and Wallis on 15th June 2022.

Listing Success in Manchester

23/05/2022

Former Union Bank, Heywood, Manchester, receives Grade II listing.

Could you volunteer to keep our South Yorkshire Group going?

11/05/2022

The South Yorkshire Group urgently need volunteers to keep their events programme running

Young Victorian Committee Elected

10/05/2022

Congratulations to our newly elected Young Victorians Committee.

Sandwell Council Presented The Victorian Society’s West Midlands Group’s Conservation Award

03/05/2022

On Thursday 28th April, Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenant for the West Midlands, Mr John Wood, presented Sandwell Council with the Victorian Society’s Birmingham and West Midlands Group’s 2019 Conservation Award for its restoration of Smethwick Council House, built in 1907.

Victorian Society objects to 'badly thought-through' demolition of Victorian Villa in conservation area

21/04/2022

Victorian Society object to demolition of Victorian Villa to make way for new surgery in Beeston, Nottinghamshire.

​Successful listing in Birmingham, the Samuel Heath and Sons Head Offices (1888, David Henry Ward)

14/04/2022

Following Victorian Society caseworker, Tim Bridges’, application Historic England has listed the offices for their architectural interest and high-quality craftsmanship as well as the historic interest as testament to Birmingham’s industrial development with Samuel Heath and Son operating on the site since the company’s inception.

​Darlaston Police Station (1899-1902, Charles William Davies Joynson) successfully listed

14/04/2022

Following Victorian Society caseworker Tim Bridges’ application Historic England has listed the building and the attached railings at Grade II.

Our new Events Coordinator

12/04/2022

Ruth Miller will be providing events support two days a week to help take forward our events programme.

​Listing success for Norfolk Convent

24/03/2022

All of Henry Woodyer’s extant houses of Mercy are now listed, as Abbe Pierre House and Holy Cross House (formerly the house of Mercy and Convent) in Ditchingham, Norfolk, receives grade II status, after the Victorian Society submitted a listing application at the end of last year.

The Threat to Ukraine’s Cultural Heritage: An Open Letter ​To the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Olga Borisovna Lyubimova

18/03/2022

The Victorian Society with other heritage groups expresses grave concern over the loss of life and the loss of tangible and intangible culture, architectural heritage, art, monuments, archaeology, and collections of art and antiquities in Ukraine

​Theatres in the Spotlight - Spring 2022 Edition of the Victorian Magazine Out Now

09/03/2022

The latest edition of the Victorian magazine focusses on Victorian and Edwardian Theatres, with features and news on the fight to save Victorian and Edwardian Architecture

​Oliver Architecture wins Victorian Society Birmingham and West Midlands 2021 Conservation Award

22/02/2022

The Birmingham & West Midlands group of the Victorian Society has named Oliver Architecture as the winner of the 2021 Conservation Award for its restoration of the Argent Centre in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

​Surprise ruling in case of G. E. Street’s St Mary the Virgin, Wheatley, Oxfordshire

11/02/2022

The Victorian Society has experienced rare success at Consistory Court, saving St Mary the Virgin’s (GE Street, grade II*, 1855-1857) original tiled floor from being replaced with stone, which was part of broader reordering plans.

We are hiring: The Victorian Society is looking for an Events Co-ordinator

28/01/2022

Do you have an interest in architecture, design and art history? If you have experience and skills in event coordination, marketing and the computer and web skills to get the events online, then you might be just the person to join our team.

The Victorian Society's 2021 Top 10 Endangered Buildings

13/12/2021

Neglected, At Risk, In Danger of Demolition. We reveal 2021’s Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings.

Top Ten Endangered Buildings 2021: Whitchurch Hospital, Cardiff, Grade 2 Listed, Oatley and Skinner, 1902-1908

The hospital first opened in 1908 as ‘Cardiff Lunatic Asylum', in the typical style for medical facilities – with a spine of central administrative blocks, and to each side, five-storey ward blocks.

Top Ten Endangered Buildings 2021: Church of St Helen, Biscathorpe, Lincolnshire, Grade II* Listed, W. A. Nicholson, 1847

The Church of St Helen, Biscathorpe stands nearly alone, its former village having long since disappeared. Rebuilt on the site of the old church in 1847 by W. A. Nicholson in a fanciful Gothic style - more than fifty grotesque faces perched high on the steeple peer down onto visitors.


Top Ten Endangered Buildings 2021: Oldham Equitable Cooperative Society (Hill Stores), Oldham, Grade 2 listed, Thomas Taylor, 1900

Oldham Equitable Cooperative Society (Hill Stores) commissioned Thomas Taylor to build what would be one of the largest buildings in the area, and it was completed in 1900.

Top Ten Endangered Buildings 2021: Minley Home Farm, Hampshire, Unlisted, Arthur Castings, 1896

Minley Home Farm was once part of the sprawling Minley Manor Estate. It was completed circa 1896 to the designs of Arthur Castings, associate to the renowned George Devey, who worked on other buildings in the estate. The model farmstead was designed to reflect farming changes during the agricultural depression when arable land was converted to livestock use after cheap imports from America caused wheat prices to plummet.


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