TL1998 : Westgate - Wortley Almshouses

taken 10 years ago, near to Peterborough, Great Britain

Westgate - Wortley Almshouses
Westgate - Wortley Almshouses
It is only by looking through the windows that one becomes aware that this is a public house! Even the hanging sign at the far end only displays a coat of arms and the name. This is a group of almshouses dating from 1744 and are listed Grade II
It is now totally surrounded by the Queensgate retail centre and transport hub.
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
Friday, 25 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 January, 2008
Category
Almshouses   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 190 989 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.5157N 0:14.6973W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 190 989
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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