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

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 – enjoys Tier II protection, as do the M62 bollards which mark the border between Yorkshire and Lancashire near the village of Ripponden. The Queen opened the highway in 1971.

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The stones feature the white and rose red emblems of the Houses of York and Lancaster.

The Sun Pavilion and Colonnade, Harrogate

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The lists aim to highlight some of the many important places during Her Majesty’s reign and reflect the significant social, technical and cultural changes that have taken place over the past 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 s is developed.”

The Sun Pavilion and Colonnade, Harrogate

M62 White Rose Marker, Ripponden

The Sun Pavilion and Colonnade were built in 1933 to plans by Leonard Clarke, the borough surveyor, as part of a £60,000 spa development scheme intended to be one of the finest in ‘Europe.

The classic building with Art Deco details was inaugurated by the famous doctor Lord Horder of Ashford and the opening ceremony was filmed by British Pathé.

The Pavilion was designed as a place of refreshment and rest after exercise or after taking the thermal waters of the city center.

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

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

M62 Motorway Yorkshire Memorial Markers and Plaques, Ripponden

Construction of the M62 ended in 1970 with the completion of the last section through the Pennines.

The new motorway opened to traffic in 1971 and became the highest in the country, reaching a peak of 372m across the Yorkshire-Lancashire border.

It was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth and two plaques on pyramid marker stones were built in commemoration of the achievement, one on either side of the M62, which crosses the two counties.

Instead of county names, the markers instead 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 highly recognized emblems of the two historic counties, the rose motifs recall the historical rivalry between the two, and the subsequent union of the flowers by the House of Tudor.

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