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Listed status for two petrol stations


Two petrol station canopies are to be given listed building status.

John Minnis, from English Heritage, told the Today programme that the futuristic designs hark back to a time when driving was still considered an adventure.

One, Markham Moor off the A1 is architecturally innovative, he says, using technology that was "cutting-edge" for the 1960s.

Markham Moor petrol station
Markham Moor petrol station

The other, on the A6 near Red Hill, is the last surviving forecourt designed for Mobil in the early 1970's.

The Mobil canopies on the A6 at Red Hill, Leicestershire
The Mobil canopies on the A6 at Red Hill, Leicestershire

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