ST1876 : Church Street, Cardiff

taken 4 years ago, near to Cardiff/Caerdydd, Great Britain

Church Street, Cardiff
Church Street, Cardiff
Viewed from the St Mary Street end looking NE towards the Grade I listed
St John the Baptist Parish Church. LinkExternal link
On the right is a Brains brewery pub, The Old Arcade.
Grade I & A listed buildings and structures
Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional importance and even internationally important. There are over 6000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is A
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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, 20 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 October, 2013
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1824 7640 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.8374N 3:10.7255W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1818 7636
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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