SE0925 : Statue of Edward Akroyd

taken 6 months ago, near to Halifax, Calderdale, Great Britain

Statue of Edward Akroyd
Statue of Edward Akroyd
One of the major industrialists of Halifax in the middle of the 19th century, with a real concern for social problems. The statue, dated 1875, originally stood near the south end of North Bridge, but was moved to its current position in the late 19th century. 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
Tuesday, 7 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 11 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events 
Material (from Tags)
Bronze 
Date (from Tags)
1875 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0914 2597 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.8029N 1:51.7764W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0913 2596
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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