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.
The Victorian Society is mounting a conference on Saturday 18th May 2018 looking at urban cemeteries in England in the nineteenth century. The focus will be historical, looking at their architecture and design, but we are also interested in the conservation issues which face them today.
An application for a 19-storey development in Whitechapel will set a very dangerous precedent for future developments in the historic East End of London if it is granted consent.
St Mary's Convent church, Leeds (Grade II*-listed, 1852, Joseph Hansom & W Wardell (chancel & transepts added 1866 by E.W. Pugin))
Former Legat's School of Ballet, nr Rotherfield, East Sussex (Grade II-listed, 1865. Exterior: George Goldie, interior: E.W. Pugin)
The Victorian Society has released their annual Top 10 Endangered Buildings List which recognises at-risk Victorian and Edwardian buildings and structures throughout England and Wales. Now in its eleventh year, the list aims to expose the plight of these buildings in the hope that increased awareness and appreciation will help save them.
The former Coroner’s Court in Sheffield could be demolished in a matter of days unless developers are persuaded to change their minds.
Three Victorian buildings on Eleanor Street are at serious risk from a new planning application which seeks to completely demolish one and substantially demolish the others to be replaced with new commercial and residential units.
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.
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.
The Victorian Society have applied for leave to appeal against the recent judgement in favour of removing the nave pews from Bath Abbey.
A trio of gasholders best known for providing the backdrop to The Oval cricket ground are at risk from a new planning application.
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.