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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

11/10/2023

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

10/10/2023

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

28/09/2023

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!

22/09/2023

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

13/09/2023

“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’

07/09/2023

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

06/09/2023

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?

18/08/2023

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

09/08/2023

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

Victorian Society secures listing for church in Ruswarp North Yorkshire 

St Bartholomew, Ruswarp, North Yorkshire, Grade II, C N Armfield, 1869


​Presentation of the Birmingham & West Midlands Group's Conservation Award 2022

24/07/2023

Birmingham & West Midlands Group’s eighth annual conservation award presented by Professor Sir David Cannadine, to Birmingham City University. The Award is sponsored by Hortons’ Estate Limited.

City of London must refuse permission for tower over the top of listed Victorian Turkish Baths to avoid being branded failing on heritage protection

18/07/2023

The Victorian Society is urging the City of London to reject plans to cantilever a tower over a listed Victorian Turkish bath house – the exterior of which is covered in show stopping tiles. Worryingly most of the proposed site is outside the tall building cluster and no listed building consent application has been submitted.

Latest edition of The Victorian is out now - July 2023

The July 2023 edition of The Victorian is devoted to interior decoration.


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