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Saltdean Lido upgraded

This much-loved local lido has had its listing upgraded to Grade II* after a spirited campaign.

The Save Saltdean Lido Campaign are celebrating the success of their applicaton to English Heritage to upgrade its listing status to Grade II*, making it the first Grade II* listed lido in the country.  It is one of only three seaside lidos still in use and has been commended for its architectural interest and rarity.

Rebecca Crook, Chairperson of the Campaign said: ‘We couldn’t be happier that this iconic building situated in the centre of our community now has the architectural and heritage recognition that it deserves.  It’s a wonderful building that we feel represents an important part of our British seaside heritage and we hope that with the new listing in place it can be preserved and safeguarded for many more generations to enjoy.’

For more information about the lido and the campaign visit their website or read our blog.

About The Twentieth Century Society

The Twentieth Century Society is a membership organisation which campaigns for the conservation of the best C20th architecture. It was founded in 1976 as the Thirties Society and is now recognised by government and has a statutory role in the planning process. For more details, see our website,

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