SK7856 : Smeaton's arches, near Muskham Bridge

taken 6 years ago, near to South Muskham, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Smeaton's arches, near Muskham Bridge
Smeaton's arches, near Muskham Bridge
This is the most northerly, and longest, set of flood relief arches created by John Smeaton for his 1770 improvement of the Great North Road. This view show how each set of arches rises slightly in the middle; this applies equally to the shorter groups. This side shows the concrete widening carried out by Nottinghamshire County Council and completed in 1929. Listed Grade II. (Each group of arches has a separate listing - there are 74 arches in sets of between 1 and 18 arches).
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
Friday, 14 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Road (from Tags)
Great North Road 
Name (from Tags)
John Smeaton  Nottinghamshire County Council 
Building Material (from Tags)
Brick  Reinforced Concrete 
Date (from Tags)
1770  1922 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7878 5603 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.7403N 0:49.4985W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 78738 56117
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Other Tags
Grade II Listed 

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