Shelter used by London cabbies for 111 years is granted protected status

A shelter used by cabbies in London for 111 years is among two sites in the capital to be granted protected status.

The Cabmen's Shelter in Grosvenor Gardens in Belgravia, London was built in 1906 for cabbies waiting at the ranks.

The small, green structure, built by the Cabmen's Shelter Fund, is one of only a few remaining in the capital and is still used by drivers.

A Gothic-style funerary buildings at Willesden Jewish cemetery in north London haslso been listed at Grade II.

Funerary buildings at Willesden Jewish Cemetery.Credit: PA

The listing system was established under the Town and Country Planning Act of 1947 to protect historic buildings after heavy bombing in the Second World War.

For 70 years the most special historic sites have been protected through listing so they can be enjoyed by future generations.

Born from the destruction of World War Two, listing has allowed us to ensure thousands of places keep their special interest and help to tell England's extraordinary story.

– DEBBIE MAYS, HEAD OF LISTING AT HISTORIC ENGLAND

A total of five places in England have been listed at Grade II by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on the advice of Historic England, to celebrate the 70th anniversary.

Elsewhere, a First World War wireless station and an underground "hobbit house" - Britain's first modern earth-sheltered home - have also been added to the National Heritage List for England.

Underhill, an underground house built in 1973 by architect Arthur Quarmby in Holme, West Yorkshire, has also been protected, along with Stockton-on-Tees wireless station in County Durham.

Built in 1912, it is thought to have been the Royal Navy's only station capable of gathering intelligence at the start of the First World War.

Some 710 windmills, 514 pigsties, 13 dung pits and two fairground rides are among the buildings, sites and landscapes granted protected status over the last 70 years.

The list has grown to around 400,000 entries, having first started as an emergency "salvage list" to protect significant places during post-war reconstruction.

Pillwood House, a geometrically-shaped holiday home built in Truro, Cornwall has also been listed at Grade II.

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