Historic England grants listed status to Art Deco tea room and building marker M62 in Yorkshire for Queen’s Jubilee Yorkshire News

Both have links to the Queen and are among six buildings and monuments selected and nationally approved by Historic England.

The Sun Pavilion and Colonnade in Harrogate, a 1930s Art Deco tea room visited by the Queen after a major restoration in 1998, is given Level II protection, as are the marker stones on the M62 marking the boundary between Yorkshire and Lancashire. near the town of Ripponden. The Queen opened the expressway in 1971.

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The stones display the Red and White Rose emblems of the Houses of York and Lancaster.

The Sun Pavilion and Colonnade, Harrogate

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The lists are intended to highlight some of the many important places in Her Majesty’s reign and to reflect the significant social, technical and cultural changes that have taken place in the last 70 years.

Historic England chief executive Duncan Wilson said: “These new lists celebrate the diversity and richness of our heritage overseen by Her Majesty during her 70-year reign, showing how the fabric of the nation has changed and developed. “.

The Sun Pavilion and Colonnade, Harrogate

M62 White Rose Marker, Ripponden

The Sun Pavilion and Colonnade were built in 1933 to designs by Leonard Clarke, the Borough Surveyor, as part of a £60,000 spa development scheme intended to be one of the best in Europe.

The classic building with Art Deco details was opened by noted physician Lord Horder of Ashford and the opening ceremony was captured on film by British Pathé.

The Pavilion was designed as a place to cool off and rest after exercise or after taking the waters of the spa in the center of the city.

After a period of decline in the 1980s, the site was restored following a campaign led by passionate local resident Anne Smith and supported by celebrities including author James Herriot.

In 1998, the Sun Pavilion was officially reopened by Queen Elizabeth II, and celebrations were held in 2018 to mark the 20th anniversary of Her Majesty’s visit.

M62 Yorkshire motorway markers and commemorative plaques, Ripponden

Construction of the M62 ended in 1970 with the completion of the final section across the Pennines.

The new motorway opened to traffic in 1971 and became the highest in the country, reaching a summit of 372m on the border between Yorkshire and Lancashire.

It was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth and two pyramidal stone plaques were built to commemorate the achievement, one on each side of the M62, which runs through the two counties.

Instead of county names, the markers display the historical symbols of the White Rose of the House of York and the Red Rose of the House of Lancaster; As well as the highly recognized emblems of the two historic counties, the rose motifs are a reminder of the historical rivalry between the two, and the subsequent union of flowers by the House of Tudor.

The markers further reference the highway’s surroundings through the use of local Pennine aggregates and stones in their construction.

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