Pub in Liverpool now Grade I listed

A pub in Liverpool has had its listing upgraded to Grade I, joining the 2.5% of buildings with this status. The Philharmonic in Liverpool is one of 11 pubs which have recently had their status upgraded or listing updated as part of a project to protect rare historic interiors. It was built between 1898-1900 and features very ornate and elaborate carvings and strong Art Nouveau features.

Images from Historic England

Another pub called 'The Vines' in Liverpool was upgraded to Grade II* and pubs in West Sussex, London, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Staffordshire  have had their status upgraded or more information added to their listing. 

Chief Executive of Historic England, Suncan Wilson said:

"English pubs are some of our best-loved community buildings and are often threatened with closure so we are delighted to see 11 historic pubs receiving further protection. We are proud that the Liverpool Philharmonic pub, a remarkable survival from the Victorian era, has been given a Grade I listing which will help maintain and preserve its outstanding interior fittings and exterior fabric for the future. The 11 pubs range from the opulent Philharmonic in Liverpool and the picturesque Rose and Crown in Somerset, to a London pub with links to Bartholomew Fair. All of them fully deserve the protection given by listing."

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