SK5721 : Prestwold Hall

near to Prestwold, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Prestwold Hall
Prestwold Hall
The garden front, seen from the Loughborough Road. The house dates from 1842-4 and was a rebuilding (virtually completely) of an earlier house by the Scottish architect William Burn. The Hall is Listed Grade I. The finely detailed garden wall with its alternating sections of balustrading dates from the same time and is separately 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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2011
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Country estates  Housing, Dwellings  Grassland  Lowlands 
Date (from Tags)
1842 
Name (from Tags)
William Burn 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 579 214 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.2515N 1:8.5656W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 576 210
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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