TG2007 : Bandstand, Eaton Park

taken 10 years ago, near to Earlham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Bandstand, Eaton Park
Bandstand, Eaton Park
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
Eaton Park

An 80 acre park set in west Norwich. It is the largest of Norwich's Parks. Established in 1928. The park has many amenities including a miniature railway, bowling green, croquet lawn and bandstand. LinkExternal link

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

Eaton Park Bandstand

This magnificent bandstand and pavilion was opened along with Eaton Park in 1928 but has recently had extensive renovation under the 2.5 million Eaton Park project. The central Bandstand and surrounding circular pavilion and seating now look as they must have been back in 1928. An authentic tearoom adds to the beauty of this wonderful building.

Bandstands

A bandstand is a circular or semicircular structure set in a park, garden, pier, or indoor space, designed to accommodate musical bands performing concerts. A simple construction, it both creates an ornamental focal point and also serves acoustic requirements while providing shelter for the changeable weather, if outdoors.
Many bandstands in the United Kingdom originated in the Victorian era as the British brass band movement gained popularity. Smaller bandstands are often not much more than gazebos.

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Date Taken
Friday, 1 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2056 0749 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.2210N 1:15.4170E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2056 0751
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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