Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Victorian Society starts hunt for 2022’s Top 10 Endangered Buildings

The Victorian Society asks the public to nominate threatened Victorian or Edwardian buildings for its 2022 Top 10 Endangered Buildings list.

The Victorian Society’s annual Top 10 Endangered Buildings campaign puts a spotlight on England and Wales’s most dilapidated and neglected buildings or structures. This publicity is vital in saving buildings that would otherwise lie forgotten and decaying.

This is a fantastic chance to get involved with the fight to save our heritage. Previous entries range from water towers and cranes to stately homes and churches. Recent buildings on the Top Ten from the West Midlands include Icknield Street School (1883), Burslem Indoor Market (1897) in Staffordshire, and Darlington Street Methodist Church in Wolverhampton

“Now is your chance to nominate a piece of architecture in your area. Many of the buildings have committed community groups rallying behind them, but funding can be difficult to secure. The Top Ten campaign is a way for local authorities and private investors to recognise the potential of these buildings and take steps to secure and revitalise them before it’s too late.” – Griff Rhys Jones, President of the Victorian Society.
Nominated buildings or structures must be in England or Wales and built between 1837 and 1914. To nominate email with the building’s name/location, the year it was built, brief description of its history and/or architecture, why you think it should be in the Top 10 i.e., the threat it is under, and ideally at least one good photo.

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday the 30th of August. It is not a voting system – as such there is no benefit to a building being nominated more than once. The final Top 10 list will be announced later this year.

The Victorian Society is the only national charity dedicated to fighting for the Victorian and Edwardian historic environment. Our members’ generosity enables us to fight for the Victorian and Edwardian
buildings people value. Every day, we work to protect Victorian and Edwardian buildings from demolition and destruction.

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