The Victorian Society


The Victorian Society is the only charity dedicated to championing England and Wales’ Victorian and Edwardian buildings. It works to fight to protect precious heritage from demolition or careless alteration. Saving heritage from destruction helps tackle the climate emergency and the UK to meet its legally binding net zero targets as reusing historic buildings creates much lower carbon emissions than demolition and rebuild.


“We have been fighting to protect historic buildings since John Betjeman and Nikolaus Pevsner among others founded The Victorian Society in February 1958. Our aim was to preserve Victorian and Edwardian architecture and encourage research into the art and history of the period.”