SK6013 : Cossington Coronation Oak, George V and Thatched Cottage

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

Cossington Coronation Oak, George V and Thatched Cottage
Cossington Coronation Oak, George V and Thatched Cottage
The oldest of the three Coronation Oaks along Cossington Main Street commemorating the coronations of George V, George VI LinkExternal link and Elizabeth II LinkExternal link respectively.
The building alongside with the thatched roof dates back to the 16th century and includes cruck framing. At some stage it became a shop but has clearly recently been restored to an approximation of its earlier condition. The English Heritage listing remarks on the windows on this side being blocked, and they have clearly been reopened. The lean to appears to be new brickwork, but clearly replicates the 19th century structure referred to in the listing. 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)
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Woodland, Forest 
Tree (from Tags)
Person (from Tags)
King George V 
Date (from Tags)
Building Material (from Tags)
Thatch  Stone Rubble 
Period (from Tags)
16th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6054 1352 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.9576N 1:6.3137W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6051 1353
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Village Main Street  Coronation  Thatched Cottage  Cruck Cottage  Grade II Listed 

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