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What's happened to Coronation Street's famous cobbles?

How the old street had looked since the 1960s. Credit: ITV

They are almost as famous as the soap itself, so what does the old Coronation Street look like now - and what's become of its cobbles?

The green and gold sign of the pub that saw more than its fair share of highs and lows over the years has been torn down leaving just wooden beams.

Brick are exposed on the outside of the wall, and windows have also been removed.

Eerie footage of the now deserted set shows the shell of the building – with the bar fully ripped out and just pieces of wood lying around on the floor.

As for the cobbles? It’s understood they are currently being kept under lock and key in secure storage by ITV.

But what will happen to them in the future has yet to be revealed.

Flats, offices and three hotels are set to be built on the site off Quay Street in Manchester as part of the new St John’s Quarter development after the 13-acre plot was sold by ITV in 2013.

The old set was built in the 1960s. But in 2015, bosses moved to the Trafford side of the Quays, opposite MediaCity in Salford.