Queen’s Jubilee: M62 motorway markers added to 2022 heritage listing

Queen's Jubilee: M62 motorway markers added to 2022 heritage list

2022-05-24 10:26:49

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The marker stones, made from native Pennine combination, function the Crimson Rose of Lancaster on the Rochdale aspect of the M62 and the White Rose of York at Ripponden

Two stone markers denoting the Yorkshire-Lancashire border are amongst six websites given protected standing to rejoice the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The commemorative masonry marks the factors the place the M62 crosses between the 2.

Her Majesty unveiled the stones – which sport a rose within the color of their respective county – when she opened the motorway in 1971.

5 different locations visited by the Queen have additionally been awarded safety.

They embrace All Saints’ Church in Birmingham, which she opened in 1955, and the high-tech Hampshire Public Information Workplace, accomplished in 1993.

The Solar Pavilion and Colonnade in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch and the Imperial Lodge in Stroud, Gloucestershire, spherical out the listing.

Historic England, which suggested the Division for Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport (DCMS) to challenge the protected standing, stated the chosen websites mirrored key social, technical and cultural adjustments over the 70 years of the Queen’s reign.

Stone markers, M62

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The stretch of M62 opened by the Queen in 1971 runs by way of the Pennines and was the nation’s highest motorway on the time, reaching a summit of 1,220ft (372m) throughout the border between the counties. The Pennine Manner footbridge, pictured in 1976, crosses the motorway. The stones at every finish of the street every bear a plaque commemorating Her Majesty’s go to

Solar Pavilion and Colonnade, Harrogate

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Harrogate’s Solar Pavilion and Colonnade, an Artwork Deco tearoom visited by the Queen after a serious restoration in 1998, has been Grade II listed for the Platinum Jubilee. In-built 1933, have been designed for “refreshment and relaxation after train or taking the city’s spa waters” by the city’s surveyor Leonard Clarke. The pavilion and colonnade fell into disrepair within the Eighties however was restored over the following decade earlier than being reopened by the Queen in 1998

All Saints’ Church, Birmingham

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All Saints Church in Shard Finish was the primary church in-built Birmingham after World Struggle II has been Grade II listed. It was additionally one of many first to be consecrated through the Queen’s reign. It was named after a church in close by Small Heath that was obliterated by German bombs through the battle

Hampshire Archives, Winchester

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The youngest constructing within the listing, the Hampshire Archives constructing was chosen for itemizing as a result of it’s a hanging, trendy archive constructing, Historic England stated. Native brick was used inside the partitions of its steel-and-concrete body – a reference to the encircling Winchester Conservation Space and the close by stays of the medieval metropolis wall. When it was formally opened by the Queen, accompanied by her late husband in 1993, Philip commented on how the constructing resembled a cruise liner

Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

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Described because the “quintessential” Nineteen Seventies theatre, the Queen visited the playhouse named in her honour throughout her Diamond Jubilee. The theatre, which opened in 1975, was influenced by German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Imperial Lodge, Stroud, Gloucestershire

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The Imperial Lodge in Stroud, Gloucestershire has been Grade II-listed due to the essential half it performed in creating the city’s tourism commerce within the nineteenth Century. It’s famous for its spectacular stone masonry crafted utilizing native limestone. Impressed by Cotswold market halls and continental colonnades, the construction was refurbished in 1950 earlier than the Queen’s go to

Heritage minister Nigel Huddleston stated the listings have been “a becoming approach” to mark the Queen’s Jubilee.

“These historic websites present a unbelievable alternative to mirror on how a lot life within the UK has modified throughout Her Majesty the Queen’s 70-year reign,” he stated.

“Itemizing them as a part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations is a becoming approach to pay tribute to the longevity of her service.”

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