TQ5045 : The Castle Inn

taken 3 years ago, near to Chiddingstone, Kent, Great Britain

The Castle Inn
The Castle Inn
Grade II* listed. LinkExternal link
Chiddingstone
Chiddingstone is a small village in West Kent. The village is unique, in that apart from the castle and church, it is entirely owned by the National trust. Many of the buildings in the village are listed buildings. Apart from the church the village as a shop and pub. On the edge of the village is a sandstone formation called the Chiding Stone TQ5045 : The Chiding Stone.
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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%)

…read more at wikipedia LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 18 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5004 4515 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.1535N 0:8.7301E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5004 4518
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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