Top 10 endangered Victorian buildings nominations now open


16 June 2020
Stockton Brook Waterworks, Staffordshire
Members of the public are invited to nominate an abandoned Victorian building in England or Wales for the Victorian Society's top 10 endangered buildings 2020 list.

The annual campaign aims to bring attention to the forefront the most dilapidated and neglected buildings around England and Wales that are in desperate need of public attention to be saved.

Speaking at this year's launch, Griff Rhys-Jones, President of the Victorian Society said: ‘It is that time of year again. Time to assemble that list of beloved and imaginative buildings in need of our attention. The Top 10 Endangered Buildings List really matters. When a serious case of arson happened in Ipswich docks this year, one of the reasons that the story gained traction was because the Victorian Society had highlighted the parlous state of the Tolly Cobbold Brewery in their annual Top 10 List.

'In our Top 10 List last year, we saw the sheer extent of Victorian ingenuity and imagination, ranging from schools to tunnels. So please have a think and nominate buildings that need to be noticed. The Victorian legacy is still under threat and this is an opportunity to help the Society get well-deserved public support for its hard and unceasing work. We need your nominations.’

How do I nominate a building?

To nominate a building, e-mail the Victorian Society with:

  • the year
  • location,
  • why the building deserves to be included in the campaign 
  • a brief history and photo of the building

Nominated buildings must be dated between 1837 and 1914, and situated in either England or Wales. 

For more on the work of the Victorian Society, visit its website. Nominations close on 17 July.

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