Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Save the Cleveland Street Workhouse!

I was so disappointed to hear about the plans to demolish one of London's best preserved Georgian workhouses in Cleveland Street in Fitzrovia.  Also thought to be the inspiration for the workhouse in Oliver Twist, the site faces demolition and lacks listed status through one of those annoying loopholes - apparently due to its use by the NHS.  Given the shocking demolition of the Middlesex Hospital nearby (and years later the site remains unused - thanks Candy & friggin' Candy) I can't believe that another amazing old building is under threat.  Please, please sign the petition to save this historic site here.


  1. Nice one Kat - here's hoping.

  2. I'm happy to report that the Secretary of State has sided with both English Heritage as well as our group and agreed to list the building Grade II as of yesterday.

    We are currently now in the 28 day potential appeal stage of the process, but hopefully the decision with stick. With that in mind, please continue to encourage colleagues to sign our petition at

    Kind Regards,


  3. That's great news Aimery - fingers crossed!