SO0428 : Buckingham Place, Brecon

near to Brecon/Aberhonddu, Powys, Great Britain

Buckingham Place, Brecon
Buckingham Place, Brecon
A plaque LinkExternal link records "Earlier 16th century. A great hall at left and separate solar at right were joined by the angled centre section in 1824 to create a Georgian terrace. A blocked 16th century doorway and 17th century mullioned window can be seen. Known as the Great House, it was the official residence of the Bishops of St David's during the late 17th century".
Buckingham Place now contains three private residences, each of which was Grade II* listed in January 1952.
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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Sunday, 29 May, 2011   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 3 October, 2012
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Housing, Dwellings 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0441 2849 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0444 2847
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