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Six historic sites protected to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on the advice of historic England, issued protective measures for all places the Queen has visited over the years

The Sun Pavilion and Colonnade, Cornwall St, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire
The Sun Pavilion and Colonnade, Cornwall St, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

A theatre, a hotel and motorway markings are among six historic sites in England that have been granted conservation status to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on the advice of historic England, issued protective measures to all places Her Majesty has visited.

Influenced by German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Queen’s Theater in Hornchurch, London, which opened in 1975, is an example of modernist architectural design.

In Stroud, Gloucestershire, the 19th-century Imperial Hotel was chosen for its superb local limestone stonework.

The Queen visited the renovated hotel in 1950 when she was Princess Elizabeth.







The Imperial Hotel in Stroud
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After the Queen’s opening of the motorway in 1971, commemorative motorway markings are placed on the M62 through Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Plaques of the Red Rose of the House of Lancaster and the White Rose of York mark each end of the street.

All Saints Church in Shard End, Birmingham was named after another church in the city that was destroyed by bombing during World War II.






Princess Elizabeth visited The Imperial in 1950

Construction was funded by the War Damage Commission in 1954.

The Art Deco Sun Pavilion and Colonnade in Harrogate, North Yorkshire was built in 1933 as a place to relax after exercising or using the town’s spa.

It fell into disrepair in the 1980s but has been restored. The Queen reopened it in 1998.







All Saints Church in Birmingham
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The most recent building listed is the Hampshire Archives in Winchester.

While accompanying the Queen at its opening in 1993, Prince Philip, who is known for slipping, remarked that the building looked like a cruise ship.

Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England, said: “These new listings celebrate the diversity and richness of our heritage overseen by Her Majesty during her 70-year reign and show how the fabric of the nation is changing and evolving Has.







The Hampshire Archives and Local Studies, Sussex Street, Winchester
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“These locations cover the length and breadth of the country.”

Heritage Secretary Nigel Huddleston said: “These historic sites provide a fantastic opportunity to reflect on how much life in the UK has changed during Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 year reign.”

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