SJ9856 : Leek Market Square

near to Leek, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Leek Market Square
Leek Market Square
A very traditional market-town square, where a market is still held. The buildings largely pre-date the industrial growth of Leek as a textiles town. To the left is the Red Lion Hotel, built in the 17th century as a private house but with a long history as an inn. The frontage is essentially early 18th century. Grade II listed, as are several other of the buildings facing the square, together with the cast iron lamp standard in the centre, dating from 1890.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Monday, 16 May, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 8 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Business, Retail, Services 
Place (from Tags)
Market Square 
Period (from Tags)
17th Century  18th Century 
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Date (from Tags)
1890 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9840 5654 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.3630N 2:1.5211W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9838 5660
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