SJ9223 : Borough Hall, Eastgate Street, Stafford

taken 7 months ago, near to Stafford, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Borough Hall, Eastgate Street, Stafford
Borough Hall, Eastgate Street, Stafford
This is the late 19th century extension to the original building to the right, LinkExternal link , built in brick with terracotta dressings and decorative panels. It now houses the MET studio venue of the Gatehouse Theatre. Listed Grade II.

There is a bench mark LinkExternal link next to the lighting column.
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
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Period (from Tags)
Late 19th Century 
Building Material (from Tags)
Brick and Terracotta 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9231 2329 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.4263N 2:6.9311W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9233 2330
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Theatre  Grade II Listed 

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