Saving buildings

Victorian and Edwardian buildings are irreplaceable, cherished, diverse, beautiful, familiar and part of our everyday life. The Victorian Society fights for these buildings. Read about what we do.

Save the historic Watson's Hotel Building

A key part of Mumbai's heritage is under threat from demolition.

Victorian Society kick start Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings Campaign

Nominations for our annual Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings campaign are now open! The Victorian Society asks residents in England and Wales to nominate threatened Victorian buildings for their Top 10 Endangered Buildings of 2019 list.

Priory Gardens refurbishment appeal

The Society's headquarters are being refurbished in 2019

Fisons Factory fire

Suffolk's historic Fisons Factory destroyed in a major fire.

Towering office block would be a shattering blow to Southwark’s industrial heritage

Proposed high-rise development put forward by the developers of the Shard raises major concerns over the loss of Southwark’s industrial heritage.

The Birmingham & West Midlands group of the Victorian Society donates £2000 to Birmingham Cathedral restoration project

Funded by event ticket sales, the Birmingham and West Midlands group was able to donate £2000 to the Divine Beauty Appeal, a campaign to restore the stained-glass windows at Birmingham Cathedral.


The Victorian Society has temporarily moved offices!

The Victorian Society has temporarily relocated to new offices in Cowcross Street, Farringdon, while we refurbish our headquarters in Bedford Park.

Save the Still and Star!

The historic Still & Star pub in Aldgate, dating back to the 1800s, faces demolition with a new bid to replace it with an office block.

Presentation to winner of 2017 Conservation Award

A presentation ceremony has taken place for the winner of the Victorian Society’s 2017 Birmingham & West Midlands Conservation Award, Green Lane Masjid.

Save Conan Doyle’s last building from demolition

The only surviving building designed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle could be demolished for new residential units if a planning application gets consent.

Fight for Bath Abbey pews culminates in Consistory Court hearing

The Consistory Court hearing concerning the permanent removal of Bath Abbey’s pews will commence today.

Irresponsible development razes Tudno Castle Hotel

The Grade II-listed Tudno Castle Hotel in Llandudno is set to be completely demolished after botched planning has left it structurally unstable.

Grade I St Botolph’s to keep chancel fixtures following heritage battle

Much of the Victorian interiors of the chancel of St Botolph’s Church in Longthorpe are to be retained following a protracted legal battle between the parish and The Victorian Society.

Defeat for Bath’s heritage as Abbey pew removal is permitted

The Chancellor of the Diocese of Bath and Wells has granted permission for Bath Abbey to permanently remove its fine nave pews, despite opposition from the Victorian Society.

Not over yet: Victorian Society appeals against Bath Abbey judgement

The Victorian Society have applied for leave to appeal against the recent judgement in favour of removing the nave pews from Bath Abbey.

Save our gasholders! Iconic skyline at The Oval at risk of being lost

A trio of gasholders best known for providing the backdrop to The Oval cricket ground are at risk from a new planning application.

Griff Rhys Jones appointed President of the Victorian Society

The Victorian Society is delighted to announce the appointment of Griff Rhys Jones as its new President.

West Midlands Group 2017 Conservation Award winner announced

The winner of the Victorian Society’s 2017 Birmingham & West Midlands Conservation Award has been named as the former Green Lane Public Library and Baths, now the Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre.