TQ3081 : Shaftesbury Theatre, High Holborn
taken 12 years ago, near to London, The City of London, England
The A40 road runs 256 miles from the City of London to Fishguard. It is a major trunk road and runs through High Wycombe, Oxford, Cheltenham, Ross on Wye, Abergavenny, Llandeilo and Carmarthen.
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 Link
The Shaftesbury Theatre is a West End Theatre, located on Shaftesbury Avenue. The theatre was designed for the brothers Walter and Frederick Melville by Bertie Crewe and opened on 26 December 1911 with a production of The Three Musketeers, as the New Prince's Theatre, becoming the Prince's Theatre in 1914. It was named The Shaftesbury in 1962.
Grade II listed. Link
- Grid Square
- TQ3081, 3079 images (more nearby 🔍)
- N Chadwick (more nearby)
- Date Taken
- Friday, 10 June, 2011 (more nearby)
- Tuesday, 6 December, 2011
- Subject Location
OSGB36: TQ 3013 8135 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.9656N 0:7.5591W
- Camera Location
- OSGB36: TQ 3012 8131
- View Direction
- North-northeast (about 22 degrees)