SK7414 : The Royal Oak at Great Dalby

taken 7 years ago, near to Great Dalby, Leicestershire, Great Britain

The Royal Oak at Great Dalby
The Royal Oak at Great Dalby
Not quite as old as the timber framing might suggest, it dates basically from the mid-18th century, although with later addition. Listed Grade II, at the time of the listing it was still sporting a corrugated iron covering to the thatch, which has since been restored. Note the decorative bird, possibly and owl, on the ridge.
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, covered by around 375,000 listings.
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, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

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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SK7414, 51 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
Building Material (from Tags)
Thatch  Timber Frame and Brick 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7427 1438 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.3189N 0:54.1091W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7425 1434
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Whitewash  Public House 

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