SO1223 : Grade II listed Llansantffraed Church

taken 7 years ago, near to Llansantffraed, Powys, Great Britain

Grade II listed Llansantffraed Church
Grade II listed Llansantffraed Church
Located on rising ground on the east side of the A40, opposite the hairpin bend LinkExternal link at the junction for Talybont-on-Usk. Variously known as the Church of St Bridget, Church of St Bride, Church of St Ffraed (the Welsh form of the name), Llansantffraed Church, which is the name shown at the entrance gate, or Llansantffraed juxta Usk Church.
A rebuild of its predecessor, which had become too unsafe to use, the church is late Victorian (1884-1885). Grade II listed in 1998.
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, 10 July, 2011   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 7 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 122 234 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:54.1319N 3:16.6534W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 122 235
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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