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

Bishopsgate Goodsyard

Strong objections to Bishopsgate Goodsyard plans

Monday 15 December: The applications would cause substantial harm to the setting of designated heritage assets, including listed buildings and conservation areas. Furthermore, the design of the tall buildings is not of a quality commensurate with the great prominence they would have on London's skyline.

Undershaw

Heritage groups warn that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home may lose its listed status

Sunday 14 December: The Victorian Society, English Heritage and other heritage groups have voiced their objections to the latest plans to turn Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home in Surrey, ‘Undershaw’, into a special school

xmas

Victorian Society Christmas gift membership offer

Thursday 11 December: Stuck for gift ideas? Don’t know what to buy someone who has everything? Why not give a gift that will last longer than an entire year – membership of the Victorian Society. Memberships bought now will last until the end of February 2016! That’s nearly three months for free.

Headless Cross Church

Last Christmas for historic Midlands Church?

Thursday 11 December: Redditch’s Headless Cross Church will see just one more Christmas if Redditch Borough Council approves plans to demolish it and replace it with housing. The Victorian Society is urging people to object to the application online or face losing the locally listed landmark forever.

Smithfield

Museum of London’s possible move to Smithfield General Market welcomed in principle

Tuesday 9 December: The Victorian Society has welcomed, in principle, the news that the Museum of London may move into Smithfield General Market.

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