SK6249 : Windles Square

near to Calverton, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Windles Square
Windles Square
A group of terraced cottages built for framework knitters, of which the western and part of the northern rows still survive. This is the rear face of the western row and shows to advantage the large windows to provide light for the knitters. Unusually these are on the ground floor rather than the more traditional attic location; this is a feature of a number of buildings in Calverton. The cottages were built in 1834 and renovated in 1974, commemorated by the plaque on the side of the building. Listed Grade II.
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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Sunday, 14 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 18 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Industry  Housing, Dwellings  Village, Rural settlement 
Window (from Tags)
Framework Knitting 
Date (from Tags)
1834 
Building Material (from Tags)
Brick 
Housing (from Tags)
Terrace 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6205 4910 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.1353N 1:4.5666W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6203 4907
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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