ST6979 : Old Post Office, Westerleigh

taken 8 months ago, near to Westerleigh, South Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Old Post Office, Westerleigh
Old Post Office, Westerleigh
The building on the west side of Westerleigh Road has 15th century origins, extended and altered in later centuries. Grade II listed in 2004. Viewed in July 2017, when the Post Office Branch Finder website states that the nearest post office is in Abbotswood Centre, Yate.
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, 20 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 27 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6997 7978 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.9682N 2:26.0498W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6998 7977
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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