Beatles’ Abbey Road Designated a British Heritage Site CheapOair Staff December 22, 2010 general 1 Comment The well known English crosswalk outside Abbey Road Studios was given Grade II status by the British government this week. Located in the north St John's Wood section of London, the crosswalk is being recognized for its "cultural and historical importance" after it appeared on the Abbey Road album in 1969. Heritage minister John Penrose touted the decision to include the north London crosswalk as a "fantastic testimony to the international fame of the Beatles." Commenting on the news, Beatles member and rock icon Paul McCartney said, "It's been a great year for me and a great year for the Beatles and hearing that the Abbey Road crossing is to be preserved is the icing on the cake." This is the first time Britain has given Grade II recognition to a site that is not a building.