L.S. Lowry's home granted Grade II listed status

Laurence Stephen Lowry at his home, famous for his paintings of industrial life in Northern Britain. Credit: Press Association

The long-term home of North West artist L.S. Lowry has been granted Grade II listed status, in the year that marks the 125th anniversary of his birth. Lowry lived and worked at “The Elms” for 28 years, from 1948 until his death in 1976.

The house, in Mottram-in-Longdendale, Greater Manchester, has been identified as possessing significant architectural and historical interest – Lowry used the dining room as his studio during the many years he spent there.

It is the second of Lowry’s residences to be listed, his house in Swinton was listed in 1981.