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Great Gardens of Death: A Call for Papers


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.

Whitechapel scheme sets dangerous precedent for historic East End


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.

Brandwood End Cemetery Chapels in Birmingham on 2018 Top 10 Endangered Buildings list


Brandwood End Cemetery Chapels, Birmingham (Grade II-listed, 1898, J Brewill Holmes)

Langley Maltings in Sandwell on 2018 Top 10 Endangered Buildings list


Langley Maltings, Sandwell, West Midlands (Grade II-listed, 1870, architect unknown)

Hartley's Village in Aintree on 2018 Top 10 Endangered Buildings list


Hartley's Village, Aintree, Liverpool (3 Grade II-listed buildings: entrance gateway and pavilions 1866; former dining hall 1895; engine house and chimney 1866. Architect unknown)

Merseyside Centre for the Deaf in Liverpool on 2018 Top 10 Endangered Buildings list


Merseyside Centre for the Deaf, Liverpool (Grade II-listed, 1887, E.H. Banner)

St Mary's Convent church in Leeds on 2018 Top 10 Endangered Buildings list


St Mary's Convent church, Leeds (Grade II*-listed, 1852, Joseph Hansom & W Wardell (chancel & transepts added 1866 by E.W. Pugin))

John Summers Steelworks in Shotton on 2018 Top 10 Endangered Buildings list


John Summers Steelworks, Shotton, Wales (Grade II-listed, 1907, James France)

Bromley-by-Bow gasholders in London on 2018 Top 10 Endangered Buildings list


Bromley-by-Bow gasholders (all seven Grade II-listed, 1872, Clark & Kirkham)

Former Legat's School of Ballet in East Sussex on 2018 Top 10 Endangered Buildings list


Former Legat's School of Ballet, nr Rotherfield, East Sussex (Grade II-listed, 1865. Exterior: George Goldie, interior: E.W. Pugin)

The Winter Gardens in Great Yarmouth on 2018 Top 10 Endangered Buildings list


The Winter Gardens, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (Grade II*-listed, 1878-81, John Watson and William Harvey)

Oldway Mansion in Paignton on 2018 Top 10 Endangered Buildings List


Oldway Mansion, Paignton, Torbay (Grade II*-listed, 1873 G.S. Bridgman, extensively remodeled 1904-07)

Victorian Society Top 10 list reveals eclectic selection of endangered buildings


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.

Race against time for campaigners to save Sheffield Coroner's Court


The former Coroner’s Court in Sheffield could be demolished in a matter of days unless developers are persuaded to change their minds.

Grimsby's Victorian public buildings under threat


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.

Saving the last major bell foundry in Britain

A £8.4m bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund is the key to securing the long-term future of the John Taylor Bell Foundry in Loughborough.

Save Conan Doyle’s last building from demolition

The only surviving building designed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle could be demolished for new residential units if a planning application gets consent.

Fight for Bath Abbey pews culminates in Consistory Court hearing

The Consistory Court hearing concerning the permanent removal of Bath Abbey’s pews will commence today.

Irresponsible development razes Tudno Castle Hotel

The Grade II-listed Tudno Castle Hotel in Llandudno is set to be completely demolished after botched planning has left it structurally unstable.

Grade I St Botolph’s to keep chancel fixtures following heritage battle

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.

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