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Victorian Society saves country house delisted by accident from demolition

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.

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.

Worcester’s Vesta Tilley House shouldn’t face the wrecking ball due to non-listing

29/01/2021

Historic England describes Worcester’s Vesta Tilley House as a ‘building of very strong local interest’.

Listing success for Victorian Society’s Leicester Group

29/01/2021

The Leicester Group of the Victorian Society have succeeded in having the Former “Home for Penitent Females” Grade II-listed.

Protect London’s historic heart from skyscrapers’ uncontrolled spread

28/01/2021

The City of London’s Planning and Transportation Committee has given the green light to the 55 Gracechurch Street skyscraper, on the edge of the City’s high-rise cluster and adjacent to many listed and historic buildings.

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.

Victorian Society succeeds in having historic bank Grade II-listed

26/01/2021

The Victorian Society have succeeded in having the Former Union Bank of Manchester in Nelson, Lancashire Grade II-listed.


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

Victorian Society slams damaging changes to Preston’s landmark Grade I-listed Harris Museum

07/01/2021

The Victorian Society is calling for Preston City Council to refuse plans to alter one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the country.