The Victorian Society Book of the Victorian House and other occasional publications including Building schools for Sheffield 1870-1914 and Saving a century, our 50th anniversary commemorative catalogue by Gavin Stamp.
Edited by Christopher Webster and published by Northern Heritage Publications in association with The Victorian Society West Yorkshire Group.
This is a major contribution to Manchester's architectural and social history. It is the first comprehensive study of the architecture of the Manchester School Board. It includes a general introduction to the School Board and its work and a detailed, illustrated gazetteer of all the school buildings for which it was responsible.
This book is packed with information about Victorian architectural ideas, building methods and materials, as well as practical advice on maintenance and conservation. For any house-proud owner of a Victorian property, this book is a unique and invaluable resource. [CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT]
The Victorian Society was founded over 50 years ago, in 1958. It was a response to a growing threat to fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture. At first the new Society met with defeats -- the most notorious being the demolition of the Euston Arch in 1962. But gradually, through its publications and educational events as well as through campaigning, it slowly began to change public attitudes.