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Partial demolition plans for St Joseph's in Preston recommended for approval

01/05/2020

Plans to tear down parts of the Grade II-listed gothic orphanage in Preston are set to go ahead.

Victorian Society: Coronavirus update

17/03/2020

The Victorian Society is sorry to announce that due to the coronavirus outbreak we are cancelling all of our events until further notice. However, apart from event cancellations, we will be running business as usual and continuing our fight to protect our Victorian buildings.

Victorian Society calls for public inquiry as Bristol faces losing a key part of its waterside heritage

12/03/2020

The Victorian Society requests a public inquiry into the Silverthorne Lane development in a final bid to save an irreplaceable part of Bristol’s industrial heritage.

Victorian Society calls for reuse of Bradford's historic Fountain Hall

27/02/2020

The Victorian Society urge Bradford Council to save the remains of a historic piece of Victorian architecture currently facing demolition.


Historic Exeter deserves better

06/02/2020

An incongruously large development planned for Exeter would greatly overshadow the surrounding low-rise historic townscape

Victorian Society oppose unnecessary loss of Preston’s gothic Victorian orphanage

10/12/2019

A historic Grade II-listed orphanage complex in Preston faces the wrecking ball to make way for a housing development.

Who will protect Sheffield’s historic buildings from circling developers? Victorian Society slams reports of proposal to slash planning department

18/11/2019

The Victorian Society expresses its grave concern over reports that Sheffield City Council intends to cut up to 40 jobs within its planning department, stressing that the repercussions of these cuts could result in the loss of many of the city’s historic buildings.

Victorian Society announce Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings 2019

13/09/2019

Christopher Costelloe, Director of the Victorian Society, said: “This year’s Top Ten Endangered Buildings is a particularly rich mix, with buildings of amazing quality throughout the country facing demolition or ruin. With a great country house, one of the country’s most important industrial complexes, and public buildings at the heart of our cities all on the list, it is vital that we get the public’s help to try to save our threatened heritage.”


The Victorian Society's 2019 Top 10 Endangered Buildings

An overview of 2019’s Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings

Save the historic Watson's Hotel Building

21/06/2019

A key part of Mumbai's heritage is under threat from demolition.

Fisons Factory fire

10/04/2019

Suffolk's historic Fisons Factory destroyed in a major fire.

Towering office block would be a shattering blow to Southwark’s industrial heritage

09/04/2019

Proposed high-rise development put forward by the developers of the Shard raises major concerns over the loss of Southwark’s industrial heritage.

Save the Still and Star!

21/03/2019

The historic Still & Star pub in Aldgate, dating back to the 1800s, faces demolition with a new bid to replace it with an office block.

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

08/12/2017

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.

Defeat for Bath’s heritage as Abbey pew removal is permitted

05/12/2017

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.

Not over yet: Victorian Society appeals against Bath Abbey judgement

04/12/2017

The Victorian Society have applied for leave to appeal against the recent judgement in favour of removing the nave pews from Bath Abbey.

Save our gasholders! Iconic skyline at The Oval at risk of being lost

03/12/2017

A trio of gasholders best known for providing the backdrop to The Oval cricket ground are at risk from a new planning application.


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