TQ8209 : East Hill Lift

near to Hastings, East Sussex, Great Britain

East Hill Lift
East Hill Lift
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
East Hill Lift
Found mid way along Rock-A-Nore Road, the East hill lift is an Edwardian funicular cliff railway which was opened in 1902. It was originally powered by water, then electricity from 1976. The track length is 81m, and at 1:1.128 it is currently the steepest railway in Britain.

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After being shut for 3 years the lift was reopened in March 2010.

Also see West Hill Lift LinkExternal link
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%)

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