TQ7667 : Medway hospital laundry water tower

near to Luton, Medway, Great Britain

Medway hospital laundry water tower
Medway hospital laundry water tower
This large tower within the hospital is a local landmark.

It is Grade II listed. See LinkExternal link for more details about the tower.
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.
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.

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%)

…read more at wikipedia LinkExternal link
Medway Maritime Hospital
Medway Maritime Hospital was originally a Royal Naval Hospital. King Edward VII opened it in 1905. The hospital water tower, which is grade II listed - LinkExternal link , is a local landmark. Until 1950, Royal Marines police guarded the entrance to the hospital.
In 1961 the NHS acquired the hospital from the Navy. Modernisation was carried out and the hospital reopened again as Medway Hospital in 1965. In 1999 it was renamed Medway Maritime Hospital. It is part of the Medway Maritime Trust.
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