ST3188 : Grade II listed Highbury Chambers, Newport

taken 5 years ago, near to Newport/Casnewydd, Great Britain

Grade II listed Highbury Chambers, Newport
Grade II listed Highbury Chambers, Newport
Viewed across Skinner Street. If it is true that most people rarely look up
when in busy central areas of towns and cities, then few passers-by
will have noticed the inscription HIGHBURY CHAMBERS 1892 at the top
of this 4-storey building. HIGHBURY CHAMBERS is also inscribed
in red letters above the entrance between two shops.
Highbury Chambers was Grade II listed in March 2000.
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
Thursday, 29 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 29 November, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3108 8818 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.2944N 2:59.7721W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3109 8817
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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