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The Victorian Society and The Georgian Group have joined forces to campaign against the partial demolition of grade II listed buildings at 47 Piccadilly - an extremely rare survival illustrating Manchester’s development. 47 Piccadilly was built as a house in 1776 but in the 19th century was converted to commercial use by the Midlands Railway Company, which added a warehouse to the existing townhouse during its time at the premises from 1878 to the late 1910s. In the later 20th century, the buildings were used as shops and beauty salons, but for decades have been left to decay.
The Victorian Society is disappointed to learn of UNESCO’s decision to remove the World Heritage Status of Liverpool’s docks in their latest session on the 20th July 2021.The decision erodes the UK’s reputation for being world leaders on heritage protection.
The Victorian Society is urging the Government to better protect our World Heritage Sites (WHS) following UNESCO’s recommendation to remove Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City from the list of World Heritage Sites. The Government should urgently assure UNESCO of plans to better protect world heritage, and Liverpool in particular, before a final decision on the future of the world heritage site is made in the next few weeks.
The lodge and gateway to Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham, have been granted Grade II listed status following a Victorian Society listing application. The gate lodge and gateway join the park’s listed ‘David Bowie’ Bandstand to form a fine late Victorian ensemble.
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the pub, the last on the historic Dudley Road, at risk of demolition despite a recent notification of demolition being withdrawn.
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.
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.
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.
The Victorian Society’s Birmingham and West Midland’s group announce their annual Conservation Award...
The Victorian Society urges Grade I-listed Kinmel Hall’s owners, Acer Properties Ltd BVI to work with Conwy Council to find a suitable buyer and prevent the historic mansion from falling further into ruin.
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.
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.
After the Mayor of London reopens his decision, the Victorian Society urges him to stop the tower being built, highlighting its environmental impact.