The Victorian Society
The Victorian Society is the national charity responsible for the study and protection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture and other arts in Britain.
It was founded in 1958 to fight the then widespread ignorance of 19th and early 20th century architecture. The first meeting was held at Linley Sambourne House on 28 February. Among its thirty founder members were John Betjeman, Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Nikolaus Pevsner.
Today, the Society continues to fight to preserve important Victorian and Edwardian buildings and landscapes. The Twentieth Century Society serves a similar role for post-1914 buildings.
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... Based in London, with regional groups across England and Wales, the Society Provides expert advice to churches and local planning authorities on how Victorian and Edwardian buildings ... of the public on how they can help shape the future of their local Victorian and Edwardian buildings and landscapes ... Provides information to owners of Victorian and Edwardian houses about how they can better look after their buildings ...
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