SY1390 : Country House, Sidford

taken 8 months ago, near to Sidford, Devon, Great Britain

Country House, Sidford
Country House, Sidford
This rather unremarkable-looking building actually dates from the late 18th or early 19th Centuries, and was given a Grade II listing LinkExternal link in 1973. Formerly a rather grand residence, it's been extended and altered over the years, both at the side and the rear, and appears to be currently in use as some sort of sheltered accommodation.
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, 16 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Health and social services 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 1340 9018 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.2871N 3:13.6640W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 13431 90184
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