SP1978 : Gate pier at The Firs farm

taken 9 months ago, near to Eastcote, Solihull, Great Britain

Gate pier at The Firs farm
Gate pier at The Firs farm
One half of a pair of Grade II listed LinkExternal link 18th century gate piers (the other is presently hiding under the ivy)
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
Thursday, 22 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1994 7860 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.3029N 1:42.4995W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 19931 78605
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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