SO0428 : Stead & Simpson and The Sarah Siddons, Brecon

taken 7 years ago, near to Brecon/Aberhonddu, Powys, Great Britain

Stead & Simpson and The Sarah Siddons, Brecon
Stead & Simpson and The Sarah Siddons, Brecon
Shoe shop and pub on High Street. Adjoining Stead & Simpson on the left is Ye Olde Cognac. LinkExternal link
In the background is the tower of St Mary's Church. LinkExternal link

Sarah Siddons was a native of Brecon. Born on July 5,1755 as Sarah Kemble, she became a famous actress. She died in 1831. The building was originally a town house (built late 16th- early 17th century). It was Grade II listed in January 1952.

I wonder if having to repeat 'Stead & Simpson and The Sarah Siddons' rapidly is a police test for drunkenness, the Brecon equivalent of 'The Leith Police dismisseth us...
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 044 285 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.8052N 3:23.5386W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 044 285
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Grade II Listed  Pub  Shoe Shop 

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