SY1287 : YMCA building, Sidmouth

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

YMCA building, Sidmouth
YMCA building, Sidmouth
Grade II listed in 1973 LinkExternal link this former Wesleyan Chapel dates from 1837, and served as a Job Centre until recently.
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%)

…read more at wikipedia LinkExternal link
The Young Men's Christian Association (commonly known as YMCA or simply the Y) is a worldwide organization. It was founded on 6 June 1844 in London and it aims to put Christian principles into practice by developing a healthy "body, mind and spirit". These three angles are reflected by the different sides of the (red) triangle – part of all YMCA logos
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 6 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Health and social services 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 1269 8755 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:40.8620N 3:14.2298W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 12715 87554
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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