ST6468 : Grade II listed Bridges Almshouses, Keynsham

taken 7 years ago, near to Keynsham, Bath And North East Somerset, Great Britain

Grade II listed Bridges Almshouses, Keynsham
Grade II listed Bridges Almshouses, Keynsham
Located at 46-56 Bristol Road (A4175). A terrace of six almshouses built in 1685, founded by Sir Thomas Bridges. There are two armorial cartouches at the level of the upper-floor windows. A lion represents Lady Anna Rodney, and a cross, Sir Thomas Bridges.
My own mundane observation was how small the black front doors are - about 5 feet high, at most.
The almshouses were Grade II listed in February 1950.
On the right at 44 Bristol Road is Virginia House.
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
Saturday, 3 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 3 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 649 689 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.0812N 2:30.3685W
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