SJ3289 : Hamilton Square, north side

taken 11 years ago, near to Birkenhead, Wirral, Great Britain

Hamilton Square, north side
Hamilton Square, north side
The square is cited as having the largest single collection of Grade I listed buildings outside Trafalgar Square.
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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SJ3289, 392 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 October, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 12 October, 2008
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Square   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 325 890 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.6482N 3:0.9373W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 326 890
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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