SO3700 : Grade II listed Old Grammar School, Usk

taken 1 year ago, near to Usk, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Grade II listed Old Grammar School, Usk
Grade II listed Old Grammar School, Usk
Viewed across Maryport Street near the corner of Church Street. An incised plaque LinkExternal link on the wall at first floor level on the left records that Usk Grammar School was founded by Roger Edwards on April 29th 1621. Enlarged under a new scheme in November 1862.

The Old Grammar School was Grade II listed in 2004.
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, 27 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3771 0074 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.1157N 2:54.1654W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3772 0075
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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