SK6013 : The Vestry, Cossington Church

taken 4 years ago, near to Cossington, Leicestershire, Great Britain

The Vestry, Cossington Church
The Vestry, Cossington Church
Unusually the vestry is separate from the church itself, but lies between the church and the former Rectory. Presumably it has or had an entrance from the other side, so that the rector could don his vestments on the way to church.
It was also used as a meeting room and shelter by Temperance groups organised and brought from Leicester by Thomas Cook, the then Rector taking an interest in the Temperance movement. Erected in 1835, the Babington coat of arms appears over the doorway. Listed Grade II.
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
Sunday, 8 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Date (from Tags)
1835 
Building Material (from Tags)
Stone and Tile 
Name (from Tags)
Thomas Cook 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6035 1364 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.0235N 1:6.4812W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6036 1365
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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