York & North Yorkshire

Listed status for historical York pubs

The Swan, York
Image caption The pubs were built or remodelled between 1919 and 1938

Two pubs in York dating back to the interwar years have been given Grade II-listed status to reflect their historical importance.

The Golden Ball in Cromwell Road and the Swan in Bishopgate have been listed on the recommendation of English Heritage.

The Golden Ball is recognised for having the only known example of a bar-side seating alcove.

The Swan has original 1930s features including terrazzo flooring.

English Heritage said the pubs, which were built or remodelled between 1919 and 1938, reflect the change in British society towards a more suburban life.

Nick Bridgland, heritage protection team leader, said: "These days finding a pub with its rooms intact and with largely unaltered interiors is becoming quite rare so we are pleased that the Department of Media, Culture and Sport has accepted our recommendation."

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