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

18/03/2021

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

11/03/2021

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.

Virtual book launch: AWN Pugin by David Frazer Lewis

02/03/2021

Join us on April 28th for the virtual book launch of our publication 'AWN Pugin' by David Frazer Lewis!

Victorian Society urges Mayor to reject Brixton’s Hondo Tower on environmental grounds

08/02/2021

After the Mayor of London reopens his decision, the Victorian Society urges him to stop the tower being built, highlighting its environmental impact.

Worcester’s Vesta Tilley House shouldn’t face the wrecking ball due to non-listing

29/01/2021

Historic England describes Worcester’s Vesta Tilley House as a ‘building of very strong local interest’.

Listing success for Victorian Society’s Leicester Group

29/01/2021

The Leicester Group of the Victorian Society have succeeded in having the Former “Home for Penitent Females” Grade II-listed.

Protect London’s historic heart from skyscrapers’ uncontrolled spread

28/01/2021

The City of London’s Planning and Transportation Committee has given the green light to the 55 Gracechurch Street skyscraper, on the edge of the City’s high-rise cluster and adjacent to many listed and historic buildings.

Victorian Society succeeds in having historic bank Grade II-listed

26/01/2021

The Victorian Society have succeeded in having the Former Union Bank of Manchester in Nelson, Lancashire Grade II-listed.


Victorian Society slams damaging changes to Preston’s landmark Grade I-listed Harris Museum

07/01/2021

The Victorian Society is calling for Preston City Council to refuse plans to alter one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the country.

The Victorian Society back local campaign to stop towering 20-storey development in Brixton

05/01/2021

High-rise development by Texan billionaire raises major concerns over the damage to Brixton’s historic environment.


High Court quashes planning permission for skyscraper after Victorian Society advice ignored

11/12/2020

Planning permission for a 51-storey development in central Birmingham has been quashed due to the council’s failure to disclose our objection to the planning committee.


Victorian Society asks Secretary of State to call in Exeter’s Harlequins development

10/12/2020

The Victorian Society has requested a call in over plans to build an incongruously large development in Exeter that would overshadow the surrounding low-rise historic townscape.

Listing success for Victorian Society’s Birmingham Group

03/12/2020

The Birmingham Group of the Victorian Society has successfully had Birmingham's former Wellington Hotel Grade II-listed.

Victorian Society applies for listings to protect Worcester’s historic cityscape

19/11/2020

The Victorian Society is the latest national body calling for Worcester City Council to reject Lowesmoor redevelopment plans. These would demolish historic buildings in a conservation area including a former music hall long associated with the male impersonating star, Vesta Tilley. The Society is in the process of submitting listing applications to help ensure their survival.

Herefordshire Council must reject demolition of historic rectory to reach 2030 environmental targets  

11/11/2020

The Victorian Society strongly objects to the Diocese of Hereford’s plans to demolish a historic rectory in Hereford. Not only would this see Hereford’s architectural heritage diminished but reuse of existing buildings, rather than demolition, is vital to meeting the environmental commitments of both the council and the Church of England.

Victorian Society comments ‘should not be brushed aside’ says judge in Birmingham skyscraper challenge

05/11/2020

Proposed high-rise development raises major concerns over the impact on Birmingham’s historic buildings.

Victorian society expresses concerns over proposed planning changes

30/10/2020

Victorian Society Director Joe O'Donnell responds to proposed changes to the planning system.

Listing success for Victorian Society’s Leicester Group

22/10/2020

The Leicester Group of the Victorian Society have succeeded in having the Former Hydraulic Power Station in Leicester Grade II-listed.


Victorian Society's Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings list 2020

30/09/2020

Our Top 10 Endangered Buildings list highlights at-risk heritage all over the country in the hope of finding new solutions. Please support our fight to protect our precious historic buildings - we're currently offering £10 off our annual membership for the first year if you pay by direct debit. Click here to read more!


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