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Council urged not to destroy last pub on historic ‘golden mile’

28/05/2021

The Victorian Society’s listing application for The Old Windmill pub in Birmingham was rejected on the 21st of May. This leaves the pub, the last on the historic Dudley Road, at risk of demolition despite a recent notification of demolition being withdrawn.

Victorian Society urges Kinmel Hall’s new buyer to carry out critical repairs

19/05/2021

The Victorian Society welcomes the sale of Kinmel Hall from Acer Properties Ltd at auction last week for £950,000. Rumors on Twitter suggest that a local family has bought the property.

South Cambridgeshire District Council urged to stop Hotel Felix demolition

17/05/2021

The Victorian Society urges South Cambridgeshire District Council to refuse plans to demolish a large house built in 1850 used until recently as Hotel Felix.

Victorian Society saves country house delisted by accident from demolition

04/05/2021

After an apparent error by Historic England led to the delisting of Carham Hall the Victorian Society has successfully secured its relisting to end demolition plans. We are very grateful for the help of Matthew Wood who also submitted his own listing application and provided research to support ours.

Victorian Society’s Birmingham & West Midlands Group commend restoration of Victorian school saved from demolition

The Victorian Society’s Birmingham and West Midland’s group announce their annual Conservation Award...

Architectural Dynasties Series

18/03/2021

We are pleased to announce our new Architectural Dynasties Series – a series of four online talks commencing 13th April.

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.

Limited time discount for John Francis Bentley book!

09/03/2021

To mark our lecture on John Francis Bentley, we are offering our book on Bentley for just £20! (Offer available for one week only.)

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.

Online event: Ten Birmingham Women

26/01/2021

Museum curator Henrietta Lockhart explores the lives of ten women living at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Mon, Feb 1, 2021 7PM, or watch at a time that suits you.

Online event: Highgate Cemetery Through Victorian Eyes by Ian Dungavell

Chief Executive of the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust Ian Dungavell delves into the history of Highgate Cemetery. Tue, Jan 26, 2021 - 7PM - £5

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.