SD9205 : Church Lane, Oldham

taken 5 years ago, near to Oldham, Great Britain

This is 1 of 3 images, with title Church Lane, Oldham in this square
Church Lane, Oldham
Church Lane, Oldham
The two houses (now converted to offices) in the foreground date from around 1800 and are Listed Grade II. They represent typical town houses of prosperous merchants. Beyond is the former County Court (now a restaurant and offices) of 1894 in brickwork with buff terracotta detailing. Also 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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SD9205, 156 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 January, 2014
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Former (from Tags)
Town Houses  County Court 
Period (from Tags)
C1800 
Date (from Tags)
1894 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9267 0508 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:32.5386N 2:6.7249W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9263 0507
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Office Conversion  Grade II Listed 

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