2009

NT9953 : Bell tower

taken 15 years ago, near to Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England

Bell tower
Bell tower
On the northern, medieval ramparts. A bell would be sounded as an alarm if necessary. Built in 1577 to replace an earlier tower, its bell was last rung in 1683. Listed grade I along with the rest of the town's fortifications.
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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NT9953, 928 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Alan Murray-Rust   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 27 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 31 December, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9978 5352 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.5006N 2:0.3045W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9973 5354
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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