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In pictures: 10 that were saved

St Pancras hotel and station, built by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1868-72

As the Victorian Society celebrates its 50th anniversary, a look at some of the buildings they helped to save including George Gilbert Scott's iconic hotel at St Pancras station.

The Albert Memorial, London, built by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1865

The society celebrated its anniversay at the once-dilapidated Albert Memorial in London's Kensington Gardens. It faced being broken up in the 1990s but is now restored.

Foreign Office, London, built by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1861-68

George Gilbert Scott's neoclassical Foreign Office was nominated for demolition in 1963. By the end of the decade it was saved and Grade I-listed.

Albert Dock, Liverpool, built by JB Hartley in 1841-49

Liverpool's Albert Dock, built by JB Hartley in 1841-49 was threatened with demolition in the 1970s. After being listed in 1985, it is now a major tourist attraction.

Undershaw, Surrey, built in 1897 by Joseph Henry Ball for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

There were plans in 2005 to subdivide Undershaw, the house in Surrey where The Hound of the Baskervilles was written, into flats. The council refused them.

Llanfyllin Workhouse in Oswestry, Wales, built in 1838 by Thomas Penson

Llanfyllin Workhouse, Oswestry, Wales was in the Victorian Society's top 10 endangered buildings but a loan has been granted to turn it into a community arts centre.

Kentish Town Baths in Camden, London, built by Thomas Aldwinckle in 1900-01

In 2005, Camden council planned to abandon Kentish Town Baths. After a campaign it pledged money to restore them.

Former Temperance Billiards Hall in Lewisham, London, built by Norman Evans in 1909-10

An Edwardian building, the former Temperance Billiards Hall in Lewisham, London was to be demolished, but has now been listed by English Heritage.

Shadwell Park, Norfolk, built in the 18th Century but overhauled by SS Teulon in 1856-60

Shadwell Park in Norfolk was put on the Victorian Society's list of endangered buildings last year, but major repairs are now underway

Tyntesfield house in Somerset, built by architect J Norton in 1862-64

The magnificent country house at Tyntesfield in Somerset looked ripe for development in 2000. But after a campaign it was Grade I-listed and bought by the National Trust.

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