William Eichler 17 July 2017

Hull heritage sites listed

The Government has identified nine historical sites in Hull as ‘significant’ to the UK’s heritage.

The department for digital, culture, media and sport has listed the new sites, which include the Humber Bridge and the poet Philip Larkin’s house, on the advice of Historic England.

The list of protected buildings - known as The Heritage List - is the official record of all nationally protected historic buildings or sites in England.

The Humber Bridge, which has been listed at Grade I, was officially opened by the Queen 36 years ago today. Philip Larkin’s house has been given a Grade II status.

‘The great Philip Larkin wrote of the domes, statutes and spires that make Hull unique but it is also architectural triumphs like the Humber Bridge and Tidal Surge Barrier that have helped build the city's reputation,’ said John Glen, minister for arts, heritage and tourism.

Hull is also one of Historic England’s ten new Heritage Action Zones which will help transform historic buildings and provide funding to residential developers.

‘What better time than during its year as UK City of Culture to recognise and celebrate the historical and cultural landmarks which tell the story of Hull’s illustrious heritage,’ continued Mr Glen.

‘I am also delighted that Hull's old town is to benefit as a Heritage Action Zone to bring a further boost to this great city.’

Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Historic England, said: ‘From its rich maritime heritage dating back as far as the late 12th century to the graceful Humber Bridge opened on this day in 1981, Hull has a proud story told through its historic buildings and places.

‘Historic England is pleased to be supporting Hull City of Culture 2017 through the listing of these buildings today.’

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