SY4690 : The Harbour, West Bay
near to West Bay, Dorset, Great Britain
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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West Bay, formerly known as Bridport Harbour, is situated approximately 2 miles from the centre of Bridport on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset (a World Heritage Site), and is at the mouth of the River Brit.
The Bay has 2 beaches, 2 piers and a small grade II listed Harbour.
West Bay has a number of local caravan and camping sites, as well as hotels and B&Bs.
The bay has a number of kiosks, serving traditional fish and chips, often with locally caught fish. There are also a few pubs, cafés, and restaurants.
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- SY4690, 524 images (more nearby )
- N Chadwick (find more nearby)
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- Date Taken
- Thursday, 29 December, 2011 (more nearby)
- Thursday, 2 February, 2012
- Geographical Context
- Subject Location
OSGB36: SY 4626 9044 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.6658N 2:45.7493W
- Photographer Location
- OSGB36: SY 4627 9046
- View Direction
- South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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