SY1287 : The Mocha Cafe, and others

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

The Mocha Cafe, and others
The Mocha Cafe, and others
The main building in view here, wrapping around the corner of Old Fore Street and The Esplanade, is The Mocha. A blue plaque on the wall describes it as starting life in the 18th Century as a thatched 'shed', which morphed over the years into progressively more substantial buildings, and became Sidmouth's library in 1809, retaining the local name of The Shed. It now has a Grade II listing LinkExternal link granted in 1973, the listing text describes the whole building in some detail.
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)
Sunday, 6 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 1264 8723 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:40.6890N 3:14.2677W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 12632 87220
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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