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We are the only charity dedicated to championing Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales. We fight to ensure that our precious Victorian and Edwardian architecture is protected from demolition or careless alteration for future generations to enjoy.

Covid 19 means we have no income from physical events, putting a hole in our finances. We need new members now, more than ever, to continue our vital work. Click here to join us with a special £10 off membership when you pay by direct debit.

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.

The Victorian Society back local campaign to stop towering 20-storey development in Brixton

05/01/2021

High-rise development by Texan billionaire raises major concerns over the damage to Brixton’s historic environment.


High Court quashes planning permission for skyscraper after Victorian Society advice ignored

11/12/2020

Planning permission for a 51-storey development in central Birmingham has been quashed due to the council’s failure to disclose our objection to the planning committee.


Victorian Society asks Secretary of State to call in Exeter’s Harlequins development

10/12/2020

The Victorian Society has requested a call in over plans to build an incongruously large development in Exeter that would overshadow the surrounding low-rise historic townscape.

Listing success for Victorian Society’s Birmingham Group

03/12/2020

The Birmingham Group of the Victorian Society has successfully had Birmingham's former Wellington Hotel Grade II-listed.

Victorian Society applies for listings to protect Worcester’s historic cityscape

19/11/2020

The Victorian Society is the latest national body calling for Worcester City Council to reject Lowesmoor redevelopment plans. These would demolish historic buildings in a conservation area including a former music hall long associated with the male impersonating star, Vesta Tilley. The Society is in the process of submitting listing applications to help ensure their survival.

Herefordshire Council must reject demolition of historic rectory to reach 2030 environmental targets  

11/11/2020

The Victorian Society strongly objects to the Diocese of Hereford’s plans to demolish a historic rectory in Hereford. Not only would this see Hereford’s architectural heritage diminished but reuse of existing buildings, rather than demolition, is vital to meeting the environmental commitments of both the council and the Church of England.