SK6023 : St Mary, Wymeswold

near to Wymeswold, Leicestershire, Great Britain

St Mary, Wymeswold
St Mary, Wymeswold
The essential medieval church, including the tower, is 14th century, but it was heavily restored by Pugin in 1844, particularly in respect of tracery in the aisle windows. Photographs from around 1900 show the tower without pinnacles, but these must have been added early in the 20th century. Listed Grade I. The view is from the modern cul-de-sac called Rectory Place, although the parish was never a rectorate.
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
Monday, 12 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 17 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Village, Rural settlement  Historic sites and artefacts  Lowlands 
Dedication (from Tags)
St Mary 
Period (from Tags)
14th Century 
Person (from Tags)
Pugin 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6030 2347 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.3253N 1:6.4173W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6025 2344
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Parish Church  Decorated Style  Grade I Listed 

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