TQ7458 : Lock House, Allington Lock

taken 7 years ago, near to Sandling, Kent, Great Britain

Lock House, Allington Lock
Lock House, Allington Lock
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
Allington Lock and Sluices
Allington Lock is the tidal limit of the River Medway. The first lock was built in the 1790s, this was enlarged in 1881. The present lock dates from 1939 and is managed by the Environment Agency. The lock is only useable for 5 hours around high tide.
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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
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7470 5811 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.7190N 0:30.2602E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7469 5819
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