SS5532 : Grade II listed clock tower, Barnstaple

taken 9 months ago, near to Barnstaple, Devon, Great Britain

Grade II listed clock tower, Barnstaple
Grade II listed clock tower, Barnstaple
Erected in 1862 in memory of Queen Victoria's husband, Albert the Prince Consort, who died in December 1861 aged 42. In March 1862, the North Devon Journal recorded that the clock tower was built at the instigation of the mayor, John Norrington, and paid for by public subscription. The original design was for a tower without a clock.

The clock tower was Grade II listed in 1988.
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
Saturday, 24 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 5590 3295 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.6637N 4:3.5067W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SS 5592 3293
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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