Coronation Street cobbles wont be listed by English Heritage as they aren’t historic enough!
Coronation Street has been dealt a huge blow in its plans to move to Salford, as English Heritage have declared that the set of the iconic soap will not be listed and protected, because it’s not historic enough!
The current set of Coronation Street, based near Granada studios, was hoped to be preserved as it is and made into a tourist attraction when the show moves to its new home in Media City in Salford next year.
However, according to the Sun Newspaper, because the oldest building in the set is less than 30 years old, legendary buildings such as the Rovers Return, The Kabin and the cobbles they all rest on, now faces a very uncertain future!
Without the listing, ITV are very limited as to what can be done to protect the set, as once they move, it will all be released back to the council district it resides in, meaning that it could be sold to anyone for the right price, and turned into a car park if that’s what the buyer wanted to do with it.
Surely if the government could get involved in the free Deirdre campaign, it could do something here ‘SAVE OUR COBBLES’.
A spokesperson for the ITV soap said it “continues to consider the future use of the Coronation Street set”.
Watch Ken Barlow capaigning to save the cobbles during the 40th anniversary live episode when they were under threat of being tarmacked, in the clip below: