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The children's playground on the community property from the 1970s is one of the new listed locations


Imagine the kind of websites that are granted protection status and you will likely think of a great or historically significant place – York Minster or the house where Shakespeare was born.

Now there is a new addition to the prestigious list of listed buildings of historic England – a children's slide on a London common property.

Designed by landscape architect Michael Brown, the building was built in Westminster in the 1970s and has been delighting children ever since.

The children's slide on a community property in London was designed by landscape architect Michael Brown and built in Westminster in the 1970s

It is one of the last remaining game constructions from this time. Now it has cemented its place in history by being included in the list of National Cultural Heritage with a grade II.

Historic England described the setting as "Mr Brown's most complete public housing project" and also praised the complex masonry of the play area.

It added that "very few playground equipment was listed and this is a particularly ambitious and inventive creation".

It was one of 24 parks, gardens, and landscapes that were protected.

The Golden Lane Estate in the City of London is also on the prestigious register of listed buildings of historic England

The Golden Lane Estate in the City of London is also on the prestigious register of listed buildings of historic England

The protected Golden Lane Estate in the City of London was built between 1953 and 1962

The protected Golden Lane Estate in the City of London was built between 1953 and 1962

In 2012, in Campbell Park in Milton Keynes, a “pyramid of light” was illuminated for the first time for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

In 2012, in Campbell Park in Milton Keynes, a “pyramid of light” was illuminated for the first time for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Other locations added to the list included Campbell Park in Milton Keynes, where a "pyramid of light" was first lit for the Queen's 2012 Diamond Jubilee.

Also included is the Golden Lane Estate in Barbican, City of London, which was built between 1953 and 1962.

Duncan Wilson of Historic England said, "This project sheds light on some amazing landscapes that exist across the country and celebrates how they improve our lives."

The sculptural formal landscape in the housing estate in Alexandra Road Park in Camden, North London, began to take shape in 1968 and included walled and sunken play areas, open spaces, and linden, cherry and plane trees.

The Kennedy Memorial Landscape in Runnymede, Surrey, was designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe for the British Government and the Kennedy Memorial Trust in 1964-65.

The Jellicoe watercourse is on the site of the former Cadbury factory on the Wirral

The Jellicoe watercourse is on the site of the former Cadbury factory on the Wirral

Chaucer House, Keats House and Shelley House in Churchill Gardens, Pimlico, London

Chaucer House, Keats House and Shelley House in Churchill Gardens, Pimlico, London

St. Catherine & # 39; s College, Oxford is one of the sites to receive a Class II listing

St. Catherine & # 39; s College, Oxford is one of the sites to receive a Class II listing

The sculptural formal landscape of the housing estate in Alexandra Road Park in Camden in north London began to take shape in 1968

The sculptural formal landscape of the housing estate in Alexandra Road Park in Camden in north London began to take shape in 1968

The work, designed to reflect President Kennedy's international respect, includes meadows of water associated with the signing of the Magna Carta and the development of a democratic government.

Denmans Garden in West Sussex, where influential garden designer John Brookes opened a garden design school.

The "eye-catching" landscape around the Cummins Engine Factory in Darlington, County Durham is another highlight, according to HE.

Harlow Town Park, Essex was added to the Grade II list

Harlow Town Park, Essex was added to the Grade II list

Fieldend in Richmond, London was added to the special status list

Fieldend in Richmond, London was added to the special status list

The Water Gardens Estate in Paddington is added to the prestigious list of Grade II locations

The Water Gardens Estate in Paddington is added to the prestigious list of Grade II locations

Heritage England has awarded the York Gate Garden in Leeds grade II

Heritage England has awarded the York Gate Garden in Leeds grade II

Monuments, the area of ​​housing estates, institutions and private houses as well as commercial and industrial sites are also among the listed locations.

The Awakening Sculpture at Roper & # 39; s Gardens in Chelsea, London, and the Jellicoe Watercourse in the former Cadbury Factory on the Wirral are among the eye-catching structures erected in the landscapes that are now listed.

SE boss Duncan Wilson described each of the protected landscapes as "special".

Beth Chatto Gardens in Colchester, Essex, was "the birthplace of a revolutionary planting style that continues to influence gardening today".

Beth Chatto Gardens in Colchester, Essex, was "the birthplace of a revolutionary planting style that continues to influence gardening today".

Mr Wilson pointed to Broadwater Park in Buckinghamshire, "which provided the office staff outside of town a pleasant place to stroll at lunchtime," Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe's watercourse in the Cadbury factory, the passing worker with its cascades and weirs "Delighted" and praised the location of designer Beth Chatto in Colchester, Essex, as "the birthplace of a revolutionary planting style that still influences gardening today".

He added, "The past few months have taught us that our green spaces improve the quality of the environment around us, are good for our well-being and give us space to breathe."

Dominic Cole, President of The Gardens Trust, said, "20th century heritage landscapes have often been overlooked and undervalued. We hope these additions to the registry will focus on the importance and quality of post-war landscapes."

A narrow waterway decorates the grounds of Shute House in Shaftesbury, Dorset

A narrow waterway decorates the grounds of Shute House in Shaftesbury, Dorset

This property in Alton East, Roehampton was one of the more unusual places to get a Grade II

This property in Alton East, Roehampton was one of the more unusual places to get a Grade II

The Kennedy Memorial Landscape in Runnymede, Surrey, was designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe in 1964-65

The Kennedy Memorial Landscape in Runnymede, Surrey, was designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe in 1964-65

The awakening sculpture at Roper & # 39; s Gardens in Chelsea, London

The awakening sculpture at Roper & # 39; s Gardens in Chelsea, London

Among the places that have been updated or listed are:

Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester, Essex (Class II)

York Gate Garden, Leeds, West Yorkshire (Class II)

Denmans Garden, Fontwell, West Sussex (Class II)

Shute House, Shaftesbury, Dorset (Class II *)

Kennedy Memorial Landscape, Runnymede, Surrey (Grade II)

Alexandra Road Park, Camden, Greater London (Class II *)

Brunel Estate, Westminster, Greater London (Class II)

Golden Lane Estate, City of London (Class II)

Water Gardens, Burwood Place, Edgware Road, Greater London (Class II)

Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico, Greater London (Class II)

Fieldend, Twickenham, Middlesex (Class II)

Alton East and Alton West, Roehampton, Greater London (both in Class II)

Campbell Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire (Class II)

Harlow Town Park, Essex (Class II)

Roper & # 39; s Gardens, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, Greater London (Class II)

The improvement garden at Stockwood Park, Luton, Bedfordshire (Grade II *)

St. Catherine & # 39; s College, Oxford (upgrade from Class II to Class I)

Cummins Engine Factory Landscape (Class II)

Jellicoe watercourse in the former Cadbury Factory, Moreton, Wirral (Grade II)

Broadwater Park, Denham, Buckinghamshire (Class II)

Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Greater London (Class II)

Denmans Garden in West Sussex, where influential garden designer John Brookes opened a garden design school

Denmans Garden in West Sussex, where influential garden designer John Brookes opened a garden design school

The "eye catching" landscape around the Cummins Engine Factory in Darlington, County Durham

The "eye catching" landscape around the Cummins Engine Factory in Darlington, County Durham

Broadwater Park in Denham, Buckinghamshire provided "a pleasant place for those outside of town to stroll at lunchtime."

Broadwater Park in Denham, Buckinghamshire provided "a pleasant place for those outside of town to stroll at lunchtime."

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