Share love of Yorkshire's finest buildings this Valentine's Day

Monday, 11th February 2019, 7:01 am
Updated Monday, 11th February 2019, 7:15 am

Yorkshire is full of beautiful buildings, and as we approach Valentine's Day, Historic England asks people to share those structures or places that make their hearts sing...

Everyone is asked to share #buildingsyoulove on social media this week, and speak up about the building you would hate to live without.

Historic England's Loss and Destruction season looks at why our heritage is so important, and why it needs to be looked after

They are the backdrop to our lives, the setting of treasured memories and the familiar sight that says you’re almost home; the unique buildings we live and work among play vital roles.

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This February, Historic England wants the nation to share that love and celebrate the places that shape us. From local landmarks to national icons, Historic England wants to hear about the buildings in Yorkshire you cherish and why.

Share photos, memories and odes to the #buildingsyoulove on social media, whether the decorative Victorian Shopping Quarter in Leeds gives you pleasure, or Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, maybe the Shambles in York, the cobbled streets of Haworth or the newly restored Piece Hall in Halifax?

Perhaps you have a soft spot for the gothic Beverley Minster, Wakefield's County Hall or Flamborough Lighthouse.

Historic England has created a matchmaking quiz to find the architectural style that is your best fit, and reveal a little more about the defining characteristics of each building type.

Find out if you’re most suited to Tudor, Victorian, Georgian, Art Deco or Brutalist architecture, or prefer an eclectic mix.

Duncan Wilson, Historic England's chief executive, said: “England is home to an incredible range of distinctive buildings from clock-towers and corner pubs to sweeping terraces and tiny cottages.

"We want people to call to mind their special places, look again at the buildings around them, and celebrate them. It’s about time the buildings we can’t live without get a share of the love this Valentine’s Day.”

This is the first activity in Historic England’s Loss and Destruction season.

Throughout 2019 Historic England is looking at why our collective history and heritage is so important to us all, and why it needs to be looked after.

They are looking at buildings and places that are at risk because of neglect, lack of use or conflict, and ask people to look again at structures in their communities, and question what would happen if they were lost.