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Six sites have been given protected status to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including a hotel and a theatre.

All the places are sites that have been visited by the queen over the course of her reign and were chosen by Historic England, who said that the chosen sites reflected key social, technical and cultural changes over the last 70 years.

Speaking to reporters, Nigel Huddleston, the Heritage Minister, 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. Listing them as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations is a fitting way to pay tribute to the longevity of her service.”

The list is as follows.

Stone markets, M62
Two stone markers denoting the Yorkshire-Lancashire border, which were unveiled by the queen when she opened the motorway in 1971 mark the point where the M62 crosses the border and feature the red and white roses of the York and Lancaster dynasties.

Sun Pavilion and Colonnade, Harrogate
This art deco style tea room was built in 1933 so that those who were visiting Harrogate to use the spa, could take refreshments. It was refurbished and reopened by the queen in 1998 and has been Grade II listed for the Jubilee.

All Saints Church, Birmingham
One of the newer buildings on the list, All Saints Church which is located in Shard End was Birmingham’s first church built following the end of the Second World War, it was also one of the first to be consecrated during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. The building has been Grade II listed and was named for a church that was destroyed by air raids in nearby Small Heath.

Hampshire Archives, Winchester
The youngest building to be honoured is the Hampshire Archives building which was chosen by Historic England because of its modern appearance. Local brick was used within the walls as a reference to the nearby remains of the city wall and the Winchester Conservation Area. The Queen, along with Prince Philip, opened the archive in 1993.

Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
The queen visited this theatre during her Diamond Jubilee, it was named in her honour and officially opened in 1975.

Imperial Hotel, Stroud
This Grade II listed hotel has been added to the list because it played an important part in developing the town’s tourism. The hotel was built using local limestone and its style was inspired by the market halls popular throughout the Cotswolds. The hotel was refurbished in the 1950s and was visited by the queen.




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