SK5722 : Building group on Wymeswold Road

near to Hoton, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Building group on Wymeswold Road
Building group on Wymeswold Road
This comprises 23 Wymeswold Road and the timber framed barn beyond.
No.23 is a combination of a 17th century timber framed bay at the far end and a later 18th century brick-built extension; the nearest bay may be later still. A detailed view of the timber framed section can be seen here LinkExternal link.
Beyond is the timber framed barn (now converted to a dwelling), seen to better advantage here LinkExternal link Note the lack of windows to prevent disturbance to the fine herringbone brickwork. House and barn are 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, 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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Monday, 12 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Village, Rural settlement  Historic sites and artefacts  Lowlands 
Period (from Tags)
17th Century  18th Century 
Former (from Tags)
Barn (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5758 2266 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.9062N 1:8.8464W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5761 2265
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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House  Grade II Listed 

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