Victoria is a small, Southern English model community that was established in the 1840s. It was built at the cost of some £4 million and located not far from Bournemouth. Built conforming to a perfect square with sides each mile long, the model town has broad and sweeping avenues designed to limit the secluded urban corners in which vice might thrive.
Victoria was conceived upon a stringent moral and religious basis with exclusions as the strictly enforced punishment for all infringements, such as immediately expelling a former married couple that went through a divorce including the minister who was presiding at their wedding and the congregation that were present.
Victoria is from James Buckingham’s National Evils and Practical Remedies, with a Plan of a Model Town (1849). Victoria is in fact a model town, built to be a kind of urban utopia.